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The S Factor: Why investors should be using Better BuyingTM data to better understand human rights risks in supply chains

The S Factor: Why investors should be using Better BuyingTM data to better understand human rights risks in supply chains Investors as part of their active engagement on ESG should be asking non-participating companies to join Better BuyingTM and participating companies to share scorecards with them, says Dr Martin Buttle, Head of Good Work, ShareAction. […]

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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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Case Study: San Mar Corporation – A Canvas for Good

“Words are one thing, but concrete actions – like partnering with Better BuyingTM – really help demonstrate to our partners that we’re ‘walking the talk.’” We talk to Pat Noonan, Chief Product Officer of Better BuyingTM subscriber SanMar Corporation, on how working with Better BuyingTM is supporting the company to live up to its motto, […]

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Learning to Say No

Lever Style, a leading Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturer, expanded its business during the pandemic, when many other suppliers struggled, or went to the wall. The secret, according to the company’s Chairman, Stanley Szeto, is building resilience into your business by saying “no” to bad apples. You’re worth It If your boyfriend or girlfriend was being […]

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The Better Buying Partnership IndexTM launches today. Please invite your suppliers to rate your purchasing practices

The Partnership IndexTM is a versatile new tool designed to bridge the gap between Better Buying’s annual surveys in April, and to act as a quick status update, enabling year-round monitoring and analysis of emerging issues and trends, and potential problem areas. The Index will be open and collecting ratings throughout October. It is completely […]

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Deep Dive: Monthly Order Variability

Better Buying Institute has published a Deep Dive, and a number of accompanying resources, on the issue of Monthly Order Variability. Monthly Order Variability (MOV) reflects the changes to the total number of items a supplier ships to its customers from month to month, including the peaks and valleys of high seasons, low seasons and […]

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The Impact of Purchasing Practices on Workers’ Human Rights

As human rights due diligence becomes increasingly important for businesses, Oxfam’s Private Sector Human Rights Advisor, Monica Romis looks at how purchasing practices have direct implications on the human rights of workers, shares some of Oxfam’s research and highlights concrete steps business can take for a more equitable distribution of rights and responsibilities through the […]

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Case Study: Global consumer goods company

“It will become increasingly important for businesses to have a more collaborative, partnership-orientated relationship with suppliers. It is crucial that procurement practices enable this and Better Buying provides a simple solution to identify and monitor areas of improvement.” READ MORE

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2020 Better Buying Index ReportTM Released

The Better Buying Institute today released the 2020 Better Buying Index ReportTM, underscoring the importance of better purchasing practices by brand retailers in meeting post-COVID pandemic recovery. Twenty- two brand retailers invited more than 2,000 global suppliers to participate in the annual survey, which examines the impact of company purchasing practices – such as planning […]