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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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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 […]

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We are Hiring! Could you be our next Senior Manager of Research?

  Better Buying Institute is seeking a Senior Manager of Research who will use their analytical skills and their passion for supply chain sustainability to carry out Better Buying’s research. The Senior Manager will work under the direction of the President in creating and refining data collection instruments, communicating with suppliers located around the world […]

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Beyond Tier-1 – New Opportunities for Better BuyingTM Surveys

Gain a high-level view into tier-1 and beyond – including raw materials Cascade work on purchasing practices throughout your supply chain Global supply chains are coming under more scrutiny than ever before, but did you know that Better BuyingTM has a range of options to help you get a deeper understanding of supplier relationships at […]

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit: STTI calls for responsible purchasing practices and global standardization on due diligence

  STTI spokesperson and Vice President BGMEA Miran Ali called for a globally standardized approach to due diligence at the prestigious Global Fashion Summit last week. Mr Ali was speaking at a panel focusing on the upcoming due diligence legislation, led by OECD due diligence head Tyler Gillard, alongside Maxine Bedat, founder and director of […]

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BBPPI 2022 Ratings Cycle Open for Ratings April 1st-May 31st

“Responsible purchasing practices are becoming a top priority for Better Buying’s subscribers, rather than a ‘nice to have’ when times are good.” BBPPI 2021 2022 BBPPI Ratings Cycle Open April 1st-May 31st Brands and Retailers: Invite Suppliers to Rate their Purchasing Practices Suppliers: Register to Rate SUPPLIER REGISTRATION LINK We are pleased to announce that […]

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STTI’s First In-Person Meeting Brings Commercial Compliance One Step Closer

The Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) holds its first bi-annual in-person meeting on Monday March 14th in Istanbul, Turkey and announces new spokespersons The event was hosted by IHKIB, one of the now 15 associations participating in STTI, and planned to coincide with the IAF-IHKIB seminar “Greening the Apparel Industry”, as well as the […]

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Brands and Retailers Urged to Halt Buyer-Specific Audits after Research Finds Audit Harmonization Saving Suppliers Thousands of Dollars a Year

Brands and retailers should discontinue the use of proprietary company audits and assessments and start talking to their suppliers about alternatives, such as the SLCP Converged Assessment. This suggestion tops a checklist for brands and retailers looking to improve their partnerships with suppliers, which features in a Deep Dive on Win-Win Sustainable Partnership published today […]

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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 […]