RBA Compass Awards

The RBA Compass Awards recognize CSR efforts across three categories: Leadership, Innovation, and Implementation.

The RBA launched the Compass Awards in 2018 for members, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation, and Implementation.

The goals of these awards are to:

  • Recognize CSR efforts in the supply chain that lead to meaningful, positive change in line
    with the RBA's vision and mission
  • Serve as examples of successful actions that other companies can emulate

Submissions are reviewed by an independent panel of judges from outside of the RBA and finalists are honored at the RBA annual conference in Santa Clara, California where the winners of each category are revealed and presented with their Compass Awards. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Compass Awards Winners!

  • Leadership Winner: Dell – Accelerating the Circular Economy with Rare Earths Minerals
  • Innovation Winner: Volvo Car Group – Pioneering Complete Traceability for Cobalt Used in Electronic Vehicles
  • Implementation Winner: Microsoft – Climate Change Leadership Through Collaboration and Capacity Building

Read the RBA news release about the 2019 awards here.

Winners receive award trophies and a digital award logo they can use online and in printed materials. Winners and finalists will also be included in a compendium of entry summaries that will be publicly shared.

Read and download case studies from the winners and finalists in 2018 here.

The 2020 Compass Awards will open for submissions in the summer and the application will be available on this webpage. There is no cost to apply. For more information, view this brochure, this presentation, and these FAQs and send any questions to: awards@responsiblebusiness.org 

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