About Our Ratings

The Better Buying Institute provides clear, relevant, transparent, and timely information and analysis about good purchasing practices that will change relationships between multinational brands and retailers (buyers), the suppliers responsible for manufacturing their products, and other intermediaries up and down supply chains.

Better BuyingTM is a unique system for suppliers to communicate with their buyers about purchasing practices that are working well and those that need improvement, without risking their business relationship. Created in collaboration with suppliers, our buyer rating system examines seven key categories of purchasing practices that affect a supplier’s ability to adhere to the terms of any contract and operate efficiently while providing a safe work environment and maximizing profitability.

We Invite Suppliers to Rate their Customers on Seven Key Categories of Purchasing Practices

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Latest Case Studies

CASE STUDY: Large retailer
“Brands and Retailers who source goods need to better understand the impacts their practices have...
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CASE STUDY: Global retailer
“We want our suppliers to know that we understand our responsibility to drive continuous improvements,...
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CASE STUDY: Global consumer goods company
“It will become increasingly important for businesses to have a more collaborative, partnership-orientated...
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