Woolworths scores 34.3 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 30.3 in 2017), and is well on its way towards cotton sustainability.
Woolworths has a strategy in place to address sustainability of cotton in its supply chain, mainly through its membership of the Better Cotton Initiative. The company does not have separate specific policies in place to address water reduction, biodiversity and pesticide use in cotton cultivation. The company has committed to sourcing 100% sustainable cotton (Better Cotton and organic cotton) by 2020.
In 2018, Woolworths sourced 60% of sustainable cotton.
Woolworths does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does publish a list of finished product manufacturers for some of its brands but does not provide information on its other suppliers (fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).