Contributions Overview

Are you ready to comply with Germany's new act on supply chain due diligence?

Are you ready to comply with Germany's new act on supply chain due diligence?

An article by Dr. Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder of Better Buying Institute, on the connection between purchasing practices and factory-level noncompliance, and how brands and retailers can comply with Germany's new Supply Chain Due Diligence law.

Win-Win Partnership: how suppliers are investing savings when buyers accept recently completed audits

Win-Win Partnership: how suppliers are investing savings when buyers accept recently completed audits

A Better Buying Institute Spotlight Report, examining how workers benefit when brands and retailers prioritize audit harmonization

Workers Benefit: When Brands and Retailers Accept Standardized Audits from Suppliers

Workers Benefit: When Brands and Retailers Accept Standardized Audits from Suppliers

When brands and retailers accept the SLCP Converged Assessment Framework instead of insisting on buyer-specific audits, the potential for worker benefits are significant. But audit harmonization is only part of the picture. Buyers’ purchasing practices need to be strong across all seven Better BuyingTM categories to support ongoing supplier sustainability, and deliver consistent benefits to workers

The STTI Survey of Commercial Compliance is Open for Ratings

The STTI Survey of Commercial Compliance is Open for Ratings

Suppliers are invited to participate in the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) survey of commercial compliance. Driven by 15 apparel manufacturing associations from 11 countries, STTIs' objective is to deliver a major contribution towards purchasing practices that allow textile and garment manufacturers to run a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable operation.

The BBPPI 2022 Garment Scorecard is Out!

The BBPPI 2022 Garment Scorecard is Out!

The 2022 Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM Garment Scorecard is published, ahead of the full findings and scores from the Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM.

"Improving purchasing practices isn’t greenwashing. It makes sound business sense. And the risks of not doing it are existential"

"Improving purchasing practices isn’t greenwashing. It makes sound business sense. And the risks of not doing it are existential"

Post-Covid survival and climate change for the global fashion industry hang on its willingness to abandon the colonial mindset and welcome suppliers to the decision table as equals - A blog post by Dr. Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder of Better Buying Institute.

Living Wages: Time for an Annual Health Check?

Living Wages: Time for an Annual Health Check?

We've been talking about living wages for workers in the apparel industry for many years- what needs to be done to make progress on paying them?

BBPPI 2022 Ratings Cycle Open for Ratings April 1st-May 31st

BBPPI 2022 Ratings Cycle Open for Ratings April 1st-May 31st

We are pleased to announce that April 1st marks the start of this year’s Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM (BBPPI) 2022 annual ratings cycle. The cycle will be open for supplier ratings until May 31st.

Deep Dive: Win-Win Sustainable Partnership

Deep Dive: Win-Win Sustainable Partnership

Win-Win Sustainable Partnership is a one of seven key BBPPI categories and includes both the internal alignment of buyer staff on corporate social compliance goals, and the buyer’s contribution to reducing industry-wide audit duplication. It also covers audit harmonization, a practice that Better BuyingTM considers a “High Impact” practice due to the frequency with which suppliers report how it is negatively affecting their business, and driving up operating costs.

Better BuyingTM Partnership Index

Better BuyingTM Partnership Index

The BBPI enables suppliers to rate their buyers according to 12 subjective measures, with buyers categorized as either True Partners, Collaborators, or Detractors. The label of True Partner is only granted when a buyer has satisfied a particular measure all of the time.

Brands and Retailers Must Partner with Suppliers on Innovation to Drive Business Efficiency

Brands and Retailers Must Partner with Suppliers on Innovation to Drive Business Efficiency

The Better BuyingTM Partnership Index enables suppliers to rate their buyers according to 12 subjective measures, with buyers categorized as either True Partners, Collaborators, or Detractors. The label of True Partner is only granted when a buyer has satisfied a particular measure all of the time.

Better Buying Institute launches “Best in Class” Purchasing Practices E-Learning Course for Brands and Retailers

The Better Buying Institute launches its E-Learning course to help personnel in multiple roles and departments within brands and retailers to understand and embed responsible purchasing practices in their day-to-day work.