August 14, 2017

Chapter 5: Pricing Orders Responsibly

Fewer than half of Better Buying ratings show buyers are covering the costs of compliant production Cost and legal requirements. We asked suppliers… Read More

August 7, 2017

Chapter 4: CSR Harmonization

Many buyers rated in the Better Buying pilot are allowing suppliers to submit recently completed audits in lieu of undergoing new audits The… Read More

July 16, 2017

Chapter 3: Managing the Purchasing Process

Most buyers rated in the Better Buying pilot are providing enough time for production and are accountable for ensuring adequate time when they… Read More

July 16, 2017

Chapter 2: Paying the Bills on Time

Buyers are receiving high scores for paying bills on time and in full, but suppliers are incurring big opportunity costs due to payment… Read More

July 16, 2017

Chapter 1: Participation and Scores

Early Buyer Ratings Show a Mix of Good and Not So Good Practices A pilot test of the Better Buying rating system was… Read More

July 10, 2017

Laying the Foundation for a New Approach to Raising Standards in the Garment Industry

We developed the Better Buying program over last two years with the recognition that buying companies, especially brand industry-wide initiatives. Better Buying provides a scalable… Read More