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Are you ready to comply with Germany’s new Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply  Chains?

An article from Dr. Marsha Dickson, Better Buying Institute’s President and Co-Founder “If history is an example, there will be a tendency for brands and retailers to push the requirements of supply chain due diligence onto their suppliers. But they need to take responsibility too. And they must own the responsibility for the impacts of […]

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Special Report: Purchasing Practices and Factory-Level Noncompliances: How the available research can inform supply chain due diligence

Better Buying Institute has published a Special Report looking at the available research that documents the connection between purchasing practices and noncompliance, and finds that buyer purchasing practices have the most known impacts on noncompliances related to working time, workers’ contracts, and workers’ compensation. The findings can inform global brands and retailers’ supply chain due […]

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The STTI Survey of Commercial Compliance is Open for Ratings – complete by January 20th

COMPLETE THE SURVEY Suppliers are invited to participate in the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) survey of commercial compliance. The survey is open now, and runs until January 20th, 2023. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link at the top of the page, or via this QR code: STTI is led […]

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An End of Year Message from the Better BuyingTM Team

Dear Friends, Just Published!  Spotlight Report on Win-Win Sustainable Partnership – how are suppliers investing savings when buyers accept recently completed audits? As 2022 draws to a close, the Better BuyingTM team would like to thank all our supporters, and wish you Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. 2022 has been the year when […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Workers Benefit When Brands and Retailers Accept Standardized Audits from Suppliers

Workers benefit when global brands and retailers accept standardized audits from garment factories, according to research carried out by Better Buying Institute.  Dr. Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder of Better Buying Institute, will address the Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)’s General Assembly later today, reporting on the findings and outlining how audit harmonization supports […]

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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 design and manufacturing company which has been engaged with SLCP since 2018, and has now adopted its use facilities in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mexico, India and Kenya: “SLCP enables widespread sharing of one single verified assessment, eliminating the need for […]

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Dr. Marsha Dickson honored in Vogue Business 100 Innovators: Sustainability Thought Leaders

We are delighted that our President and Co-Founder, Dr. Marsha Dickson, has been honored in the 2022 Vogue Business list of 100 Innovators (Sustainability). The 100 movers and shakers at the forefront of sustainability are hand-picked by Vogue Business editors. The accompanying editorial pays tribute to Dr. Dickson’s contribution to highlighting the “discrepancy between the […]

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Hey Fashion! Talk – join Dr. Marsha Dickson, Eileen Fisher and Shiraz Omar on tackling overproduction

Better Buying Institute’s President and Co-Founder Dr. Marsha Dickson joined Eileen Fisher, Founder of women’s clothing brand and Better BuyingTM subscriber Eileen Fisher Inc.,  and Shiraz Omar, Country Head – USA – Brandix, for a Hey Fashion! talk on smart procurement approaches to overproduction in the garment industry, on November 29th. Watch the talk, and […]

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Better Buying Institute joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition as Affiliate Member

  The Better Buying Institute is pleased to announce that we have joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition as an Affiliate Member.  Better BuyingTM allows suppliers in global supply chains to anonymously rate the purchasing practices of the companies that buy their products so that brands and retailers who are looking to improve their purchasing practices […]

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We’re Hiring! Could you be our new Research Analyst?

Better Buying Institute is seeking a Research Analyst who will use their analytical skills and their interest in supply chain sustainability to carry out our research initiatives. The Research Analyst will work under the direction of the Senior Manager of Research in communicating with suppliers located around the world to manage data collection, analyzing and […]