Research and Tools

Better Buying Purchasing Practices Index (BBPPI)TM

A detailed analysis of brands’ and retailers’ purchasing practices, and areas for improvement, based on objective business supplier data and insights collected during our annual ratings cycle.

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Five Principles of Responsible PurchasingTM

Developed by Better BuyingTM, The Five PrinciplesTM focus on the purchasing practices that have the biggest impact on suppliers’ businesses and their ability to provide good working conditions and improve their environmental performance.

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Our Methodology

Find out how our scoring system works, what the scores and star grading mean, and the weighting of each of the seven purchasing practices in the overall score.

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Better Buying Partnership Index (BBPI)TM

Coming in 2022: The Partnership IndexTM is a shorter survey consisting of 15 impactful questions, enabling year-round monitoring of progress, identification of problem areas, and analysis of emerging trends.

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Deep Dive Reports

Read our series of deep dives into critically important purchasing practices known to impact negatively on supplier sustainability

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Spotlight Reports

Highlights from the Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM, looking at a range of specific product categories.

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Supplier Roundtable Reports

Anonymized reports from our Supplier Roundtable events, where suppliers come together in a safe space to co-create solutions to the challenges caused by poor purchasing practices.

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Infographics

At-a-glance infographics, with statistics and insights on year-over-year progress being made by brands and retailers committed to improving their purchasing practices.

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Scorecards

At-a-glance industry scorecards from our Index Reports, showing overall and by-category progress.

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Special Reports

Special Reports into topical and emerging issues related to purchasing practices, buyer-supplier partnerships and supplier sustainability.

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