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Bayer e3

Objective

To create a more sustainable American landscape.

Overview

e3™ is Bayer CropScience’s more sustainable cotton option. It is grown in the USA with care by cotton producers striving to improve their sustainability in production of the highest-quality upland cotton for apparel and home furnishings.

Manufacturing Process

N/A

Manufacturing Location

N/A

Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)

113,398

Growth in production (2015/16 - 2016/17)

1.5% increase

Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2016/17)

0.43%

Projected growth in production

Projected increase

Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)

No data

Rainfed/ Irrigated

Combination

Water Management

Aims to reduce irrigation water use.

Soil Fertility

No specific criteria on soil fertility. Activity is assessed on various factors including land use and soil carbon. The concept is to improve one’s performance on these parameters.

Biodiversity

No specific criteria on biodiversity. Activity is assessed on various factors including conservation. The concept is to improve one’s performance on these various parameters.

GMOs Permitted?

Yes

Use of Hazardous Pesticides

Pesticide use is not a parameter assessed in the e3 methodology. However, IPM is encouraged and precision application and variable rate technology is also promoted. US producers are held to US regulations regarding pesticide use.

Use of Synthetic Fertilizer

Fertilizer use is not a parameter assessed in the e3 methodology.

LCA available?

No

Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water

No LCA data

Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *

No LCA data

Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)

No LCA data

Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)

No specific criteria on biodiversity. Activity is assessed on various factors including conservation. The concept is to improve one’s performance on these various parameters.

Social considerations / regulations

Yes

Verification / Certification (farm level)

Pesticide use is not a parameter assessed in the e3 methodology. However, IPM is encouraged and precision application and variable rate technology is also promoted. US producers are held to US regulations regarding pesticide use.

Chain of Custody (supply chain)

Fertilizer use is not a parameter assessed in the e3 methodology.

Product marketing/labeling

No data

Consumer recognition

No data

Livelihoods

e3 farmers are paid a small per bale incentive to reinvest in sustainable improvement practices.

Product marketing/labeling

Small price differential paid to farmers, negotiated with individual brand/ retailer.

Quality perception/ implications

No known quality implications.

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