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GUEST BLOG: Responsible purchasing practices as a tool to promote ethical behavior 

Chana Rosenthal, Principal & Founder, reDesign Consulting and Ethical Denim Council (EDC) Consultant “The goal for the EDC is to not exist.” There is a sense of community and camaraderie that emanates throughout the denim trade show, Kingpins.  There is nothing like it. The energy is electric. Denim-clad artisans and mills fill the rooms, each […]

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CASE STUDY: Target Corporation

“Through our partnership with Better Buying™, a nonprofit organization focused on improving purchasing practices throughout the global supply chain, we annually assess the impact of our purchasing practices on supplier sustainability through a financial, environmental and social lens. We leverage this assessment to better understand how our day-to-day purchasing practices are affecting our suppliers, their workers and the environment.” Find out more

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ARTICLE: Has the concept of “leverage” had its day? Dr. Marsha Dickson

Better Buying’s President and Co-Founder, Dr. Marsha Dickson, argues for a new language, and a new concept, to secure human rights for workers Recently I was reminded of the concept of leverage, promoted in the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and adopted into the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business. The […]

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CASE STUDY: BBI Subscriber Company

“The risk is that information will be shared with other parties, and not with you. Wouldn’t you prefer to hear about it through this framework, which is detailed, which has scoring, than to hear about it through other parties without similar rigor around the data?”

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CASE STUDY: BBI Subscriber Company

“A lot of areas in sustainability can feel overwhelming, but a tool like this that’s data driven can help you identify areas of focus, and that’s really important when there are so many demands on all of us wherever we are in the value chain.”

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CASE STUDY: BBI Subscriber Company

Better BuyingTM is one of the best tools we use for our RPP program. Our leaders also take a keen interest in the yearly survey. I love the work you team does, it’s so valuable to a brand.”

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NEWS RELEASE: BBPPI 2024 – now open for supplier ratings until May 31st

The Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM 2024 is now open for supplier ratings. Please submit your ratings via THIS LINK. You can rate any brand or retailer customer with whom you have had a direct business relationship in the past 12 months. Why Rate? Because improved buyer purchasing practices benefit you by: Helping you to meet […]

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SUPPLIER VIDEO: How to submit a rating – get ready for the 2024 BBPPI ratings cycle on April 1st

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CASE STUDY: Birger Christensen Collective

Birger Christensen collective is committed to empowering women to change fashion for good. Understanding our suppliers’ needs and how to be better partner to them is essential to make sure we offer better work and living conditions to the many women in our supply chain. Our Sourcing & Production Team has been central to working […]

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GUEST BLOG: Wage negotiations in Bangladesh – lessons for the global apparel industry, from Steve Lamar, AAFA President and CEO

Recent negotiations in Bangladesh to update the wage structure generated protests, violence, widespread arrests, and intense emotions that continue to reverberate both in Bangladesh and around the world.  The legacy of that period, which is still being written, will remain deeply tarnished until the government releases all those unlawfully detained and fully investigates and holds […]