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Improving Purchasing Practices

This business has implemented purchasing practices to drive the improvement of working conditions or workers in the supply chain.

Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • Practices must be implemented across procurement
  • Practices can include long term contracts, longer-term collaboration with suppliers on working conditions, worker voice, agreed standards and timelines of delivery, working with unions and NGOs
  • Practices will be assessed by an independent consultant before a business can be awarded the Proof Point
  • Practices must be in place at the time the claim is issued

Publication Requirements

  • Outline the practices and what they are targeting

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Better Buying scores (fashion)
  • Long term contract

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Actors that assess purchasing practices (eg: Better Buying)

Additional Resources

Stronger 2gether - Tackling Modern Slavery Through Purchasing Practices

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