“Bangladeshi Garment Suppliers Can Now Evaluate Their Corporate Buyers” – Sustainable Brands – April 16, 2018

On April 16, 2018 Sustainable Brands reported that “(j)ust over a week ahead of the five-year anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse, Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have announced an 18-month partnership in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within garment industry supply chains.

The two NGOs will invite Bangladeshi garment factories to anonymously evaluate their buyers using the Better Buying online rating platform, which gives buyers anonymized ratings from suppliers on seven key aspects of purchasing practices:  planning and forecasting; design and development; cost and cost negotiation; sourcing and order placement; payment and terms; management of the purchasing process; and CSR harmonization.”

You may read the article on the Sustainable Brands internet site.

“GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange in Partnership for Better ESG Reporting” – 3BL Media – April 10, 2018

According to a press release published on April 10, 2018 on 3BL Media “(o)n April 5. 2018, GRI and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) signed an agreement to foster effective sustainability performance and communication among listed companies. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate to conduct workshops, seminars and training among representatives of listed companies.”

You may read the release on the 3BL Media internet site.