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 an environment where human rights are respected.

Our briefing note gives a straightforward overview of responsible purchasing practices and how they can impact supply chains. It’s designed for businesses, packed with practical advice, drawing from real examples from the Malawian tea sector and more. It also outlines the business case for improving purchasing practices.