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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 […]

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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 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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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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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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The Five Principles of Responsible PurchasingTM: Better BuyingTM Launches High-Level Principles for Brands and Retailers

The Better Buying Institute is launching a set of five high-level principles for responsible purchasing for brands and retailers to adopt and follow. The Five Principles of Responsible PurchasingTM have been developed on the basis of  data provided by suppliers engaged with Better Buying’s ratings platform, surveys, and Supplier Roundtables over the last six years, and […]