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Join the world's largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for businesses, workers and communities.
Ready to join the world’s leading electronics companies committed to sustainable supply chains? Join the RBA – the world’s largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for businesses and the people and communities that contribute to the manufacture of electronic devices around the world.
RBA membership is open to companies that manufacture or contract the manufacture of electronic goods or a product in which electronics are essential to the primary functionality of the product, or supply materials used in the electronics of those goods.
There are four membership categories and corresponding requirements as outlined below.
Founded in 2004 by a group of leading electronics companies, the RBA is a nonprofit coalition of electronics companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to ensure continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
In addition to setting and holding members accountable to core standards and providing training and assessment tools, the RBA regularly engages in dialogue and collaborations with workers, civil society, investors, research and governmental institutions to gather the necessary range of perspectives and expertise to support and drive its members toward achieving the RBA mission and values of a responsible global electronics supply chain.
Today the RBA is comprised of more than 110 electronics companies, representing 17 different sectors from consumer brands to smelters, with combined annual revenue of greater than $4.75 trillion, and directly employing over 6 million people. In addition to RBA members, thousands of companies that are Tier 1 suppliers to those members are required to implement the RBA Code of Conduct. More than 3.5 million people from over 120 countries contribute to the manufacture of RBA members’ products. Click here for a full list of RBA members.
RBA full members are held accountable to their Code of Conduct commitment via a range of mandatory accountability and assessment means, including self-assessment questionnaires, VAP onsite compliance verification, and corrective actions where necessary.
The RBA Code of Conduct itself also outlines necessary management systems to ensure members establish the systems and structures necessary to ensure they do not infringe on workers’ rights nor the wellbeing of their communities. These systems and structures are vital to prevent accidents and abuses that damage both businesses and communities. The RBA provides a range of tools and resources to help members establish and maintain these systems and structures.
Supply chain sustainability doesn’t happen overnight and companies will always face new or chronic challenges to protect the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities in their supply chains. As the leading industry coalition driving electronics supply chain sustainability, the RBA sets standards, holds members accountable to them, and provides a range of measures to drive continuous improvement in members’ supply chain sustainability and achieve the RBA mission and vision.
In light of this approach, RBA members are required to commit to the RBA’s approach of continuous improvement. RBA members demonstrate this commitment through continuous real improvement in performance in assessments, use of RBA training tools and resources and participation in RBA activities, including project-specific working groups and taskforces and RBA events.
See our complete member requirements here.
RBA members pay an annual membership due of $35,000-$45,000 per year, depending on member company revenue. Members may cease their membership for any reason at any time. In instances of non-compliance with membership requirements, the RBA Board of Directors may terminate membership.
New members also pay a one-time application fee of $5,000.
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