“It will become increasingly important for businesses to have a more collaborative, partnership-orientated relationship with suppliers. It is crucial that procurement practices enable this and Better Buying provides a simple solution to identify and monitor areas of improvement.” READ MORE
Listen to Dr Marsha Dickson’s guest appearance in a series of episodes of the Manufactured Podcast. Episode 1 One “silver lining” to emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic is that purchasing practices are “rightfully emerging as the protagonist of the sustainability fashion story.” How is Better Buying’s supplier data shifting the narratives around business and sustainability? […]
Better BuyingTM and mental wellbeing by surveying 1360 workers from 13 factories. More than ever, buyers must work closely with suppliers to improve purchasing practices to mitigate negative impacts on workers. Read the full report here.
A deep dive into the critically important purchasing practices related to design, development, and calendar management. READ THE FULL REPORT READ THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Suppliers from 30 countries have responded to Better Buying’s survey about the detrimental COVID-19 payment and business continuity. Workers in their factories, many of whom are women, have been negatively impacted with over half of suppliers reporting they have laid off up to 50% of their workforce. Suppliers also expressed interest in setting minimally acceptable […]
The Better Buying Institute today released the 2020 Better Buying Index ReportTM, underscoring the importance of better purchasing practices by brand retailers in meeting post-COVID pandemic recovery. Twenty- two brand retailers invited more than 2,000 global suppliers to participate in the annual survey, which examines the impact of company purchasing practices – such as planning […]
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Better Buying Releases New Report Linking High-Pressure Costing Practices to Suppliers’ Sustainability Better BuyingTM has released its third in a series of Special Reports focused on how suppliers and what changes suppliers want to see as the industry recovers from COVID-19. These latest findings reveal that the high-pressure cost negotiation strategies most frequently used by buyers […]
Our President, Dr. Marsha Dickson, highlighted the magnitude of financial vulnerability that suppliers are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis as a result of their brands’ and retailers’ payment and terms practices, and the need to prioritize best practices as industry standards going forward. Click here to watch the webinar.
Better BuyingTM recently engaged with a group of multi-stakeholder initiatives to release a joint statement directed toward a) the governments of garment-producing countries to provide relief for international supply chains, and safeguard factory working conditions. Click here to view the joint call to action that includes input derived from Better Buying’s recent global supplier survey and retailers.