Public Consultation for the
YESS Draft Standard

RSN is requesting public comment for our YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Draft Cotton Lint Standard. The goal of YESS is to drive forced labor out of cotton production.

Once implemented, YESS will help train spinners on how best to create an effective due diligence system to keep cotton that may have been produced with forced labor out of their supply chains. The YESS program will include the standard, guidance documents, and training materials to verify participating spinners have established policies, material management systems, and transaction-level documentation to demonstrate they managing their cotton sourcing so it is free of forced labor.

A huge thank you in advance for your contribution to this important standard!

For more information on the YESS initiative, and the process for this public consultation, see Frequently Asked Questions and the side bar. As noted in the Instructions below, please email the Comment Log to by 11 April, 2018.