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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 […]

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SUPPLIERS: three reasons to complete the Better Buying Partnership IndexTM

  COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 4TH Last week I was at the Istanbul Apparel Conference hosted by the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association. There I had a chance to talk to a large group of Turkish suppliers about the value of suppliers submitting data to Better BuyingTM about their customers’ purchasing practices. I think this […]

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Shahi Exports’ Anant Ahuja joins Better Buying Institute Board

Better Buying Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Anant Ahuja to its Board of Directors. Ahuja is Head of Organizational Development at Shahi Exports, the largest apparel manufacturing company in India, operating over 50 factories and three processing mills across nine states. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of the Good Business […]

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Guest Blog: Better Buying’s newest Board Member, Shahi Exports’ Anaht Ahuja, on why sustainability is inextricably linked to purchasing practices

“Growing awareness of the potential for purchasing practices to transform worker wellbeing, achieve living wages, drive environmental sustainability, and unlock innovation makes this an exciting time to be joining the Better Buying Institute’s Board of Directors”, Anant Ahuja In the journey to build out Shahi’s sustainability agenda and to scale impactful worker wellbeing initiatives through […]

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The Path to Responsible Purchasing: brands and retailers are too different for a ‘one size fits all’ approach to developing standards

Dr. Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder of Better Buying Institute on how, when it comes to defining standards for purchasing practices,  ‘responsible’ will look different for different companies  Purchasing practices have become a top priority for the fashion industry, as understanding grows among brands and retailers of the myriad of practices that negatively impact suppliers, […]

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Join Better Buying’s Talent Pool

Better Buying Institute (BBI) reimagines supply chain sustainability, leveraging data to strengthen supplier-buyer relationships and improve purchasing practices that drive profitability while protecting workers and the environment. Better BuyingTM is seeking individuals who share this passion to join us on our mission. What is Better BuyingTM? Better Buying Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated […]

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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 practices to achieve shared goals including profitability. Michael Levine, Chief Sustainability Officer for Under Armour, Inc., explains how purchasing practices and working closely with suppliers are key to delivering profitable growth and building resilient supply chains. As one of Better […]

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VIDEO: How to read your BBPPI Company Report

  Brands and retailers who subscribe with Better Buying will be receiving their BBPPI Company Reports over the next few months. We’ve put together a short video which talks you through how to read and better understand your report, and get the most out of the supplier data you’re collecting, so you can really begin […]

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The BBPPI 2022 Garment Scorecard is Out Today!

Record number of Garment ratings submitted – up 37% on 2021 Ratings from 54 different countries Overall Garment score static since 2021 Lower scores for Cost and Cost Negotiation and Win-Win Sustainable Partnership The Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM Garment Industry Scorecard is released today, ahead of the full findings and scores from the Better […]