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Brands and Retailers Must Partner with Suppliers on Innovation to Drive Business Efficiency 

Launch of the Better Buying Partnership IndexTM DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT AND SUMMARY What really makes a “True Partner?” Article by Dr. Marsha Dickson Brands and retailers are missing opportunities to improve their businesses, and are incurring unnecessary costs, by not seeking out their suppliers’ ideas and insights on product and process innovation. They also risk […]

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We’re Hiring! We’re Looking for Local Ambassadors, and a Research Intern, to Support with the 2022 Ratings Cycle.

Better Buying Institute is seeking a number of Local Ambassadors to engage suppliers during the 2022 ratings cycle. The Local Ambassadors will be responsible for increasing supplier participation and achieving target response rates. The Local Ambassador will use one-to-one communication methods (including direct phone calls and in-person visits where COVID-19 guidelines allow) to let suppliers […]

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Better Buying Institute launches “best in class” purchasing practices e-learning course for brands and retailers

“When we were considering organizations to partner with to develop a Responsible Purchasing Practices eLearning training, Better Buying Institute was at the top of our list given their work in this ‘space’, and the training that BBI developed is reflective of that expertise.” Selcuk Buyukozer, VP Social & Environmental Affairs (SEA) Americas, adidas. The Better Buying […]

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Better Buying Institute Continues Expansion into Consumer Goods Sector with Focus on Homegoods

Homegoods retailers and brands are now invited to subscribe for the 2022 Better BuyingTM ratings cycle The Better Buying Institute continues its expansion into the wider consumer goods sector with the publication today of its first Spotlight Report and Scorecard for Homegoods. The Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM  (BBPPI) originally focused on  the apparel and […]

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The S Factor: Why investors should be using Better BuyingTM data to better understand human rights risks in supply chains

The S Factor: Why investors should be using Better BuyingTM data to better understand human rights risks in supply chains Investors as part of their active engagement on ESG should be asking non-participating companies to join Better BuyingTM and participating companies to share scorecards with them, says Dr Martin Buttle, Head of Good Work, ShareAction. […]

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Better BuyingTM Repeat Subscribers Continue to Improve Purchasing Practices Despite Unprecedented Challenge of COVID-19

2021 Purchasing Practices Index: further evidence that responsible purchasing lies at the heart of supply chain resilience READ THE FULL REPORT READ THE SUMMARY REPORT  Brands and retailers who have subscribed with Better BuyingTM over two or more supplier ratings cycles have continued to improve their purchasing practices, and are making progress towards building  more resilient […]

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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 to our partners that we’re ‘walking the talk.’” We talk to Pat Noonan, Chief Product Officer of Better BuyingTM subscriber SanMar Corporation, on how working with Better BuyingTM is supporting the company to live up to its motto, […]

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SanMar Corporation Becomes First Better BuyingTM Subscriber to Make its Scorecard Publicly Available

SanMar Corporation, a leading national supplier of wholesale apparel and accessories, has become the first Better Buying™ subscriber to embrace full transparency and accountability by making its Purchasing Practices Index scores publicly available. WATCH VIDEO The scores are based on anonymous feedback from its suppliers, which are aggregated via Better Buying’s proprietary algorithm, analyzed for […]

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Learning to Say No

Lever Style, a leading Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturer, expanded its business during the pandemic, when many other suppliers struggled, or went to the wall. The secret, according to the company’s Chairman, Stanley Szeto, is building resilience into your business by saying “no” to bad apples. You’re worth It If your boyfriend or girlfriend was being […]

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VIDEO: SanMar Corp: how subscribing with Better BuyingTM helps us be a great partner to our vendor base