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The Better Buying Institute provides clear, relevant, transparent, and timely information and analysis about good purchasing practices that will change relationships between multinational brands and retailers (buyers), the suppliers responsible for manufacturing their products, and other intermediaries up and down supply chains.

Better BuyingTM is a unique system for suppliers to communicate with their buyers about purchasing practices that are working well and those that need improvement, without risking their business relationship. Created in collaboration with suppliers, our buyer rating system examines seven key categories of purchasing practices that affect a supplier’s ability to adhere to the terms of any contract and operate efficiently while providing a safe work environment and maximizing profitability.

We Invite Suppliers to Rate their Customers on Seven Key Categories of Purchasing Practices

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Latest Case Studies

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CASE STUDY: Win-Win Partnership: The benefits to suppliers and workers when buyers accept the SLCP Converged Assessment Framework
Michael Cai, Director of Operations and Supply Chain, at Décor Apparel, a global full-service apparel...
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Guest Blog: Michael Levine, Chief Sustainability Officer for Under Armour, Inc., on why building strong supplier relationships is mission critical
Better Buying’s vision statement calls for brands and retailers to work together with responsible purchasing...
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Case Study: San Mar Corporation – A Canvas for Good
“Words are one thing, but concrete actions – like partnering with Better BuyingTM – really help demonstrate...
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Case study: Large retailer
“Brands and Retailers who source goods need to better understand the impacts their practices have...
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