Stakeholder Engagement


Carlos Busquets
Director of Public Policy & Stakeholder Engagement

Sharing perspectives and collaborating for improvement and accountability.

Stakeholder Engagement

As a coalition of electronics companies, the RBA’s membership model of industry-only serves an important function of providing a ‘safe space’ forum for companies to collaborate and share their successes and ongoing challenges as they work to improve their supply chain sustainability. While the RBA does not include members outside of the electronics industry, non-industry voices are vital for us to achieve the RBA mission and vision of a sustainable global electronics supply chain.

The RBA engages regularly with dozens of non-member organizations including civil society groups, trade unions and other worker’s groups, academia and research institutions, socially responsible investors, and governmental and multilateral institutions. We broadly refer to these groups as stakeholders, as together we all have a stake in bettering the lives of workers and their communities worldwide affected by the electronics supply chain.

Through relationships with these key stakeholders we discuss and debate standards and norms, best practices, ongoing challenges and emerging issues in supply chain sustainability. With some stakeholders the RBA works on specific projects; with other stakeholders we maintain an ongoing dialogue to inform a range of our activities. Many of these key stakeholders also regularly attend RBA events and speak on panels to share their perspectives and educate and inspire RBA members.