The benefits of adopting responsible purchasing practices are far-reaching: it is a proven way to improve working conditions and wages in supply chains.
Research by the International Labour Organisation shows that practices such as giving sufficient lead times and fair pricing can lower production costs, reduce pressure on wages and help suppliers create a healthy work environment.
Our latest paper offers an accessible overview of responsible purchasing practices and highlights the knock-on effects they can have on supply chains. Designed for businesses, it’s filled with practical advice that draws on real examples from the Malawian tea sector and beyond, and also outlines the business case.
Click here to read the full paper.