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Join the world's largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for businesses, workers and communities.

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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.

Membership Eligibility

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. 

Benefits of Membership

  • Learn from leaders: Participate in a vibrant community of practice of leading electronics companies from throughout the supply chain for learning and collaboration opportunities with your customers and suppliers. Members can also take advantage of in-person and online training and learning opportunities covering dozens of key topics in supply chain sustainability.
  • Access tools: Supply chain sustainability isn’t an option anymore for competitive businesses with strong brands. Joining the RBA ensures your company is in line with the industry-wide code of conduct and allows you access to tools and resources that puts your company on a path toward top supply chain sustainability performance. Key tools you have access to as a member company include our industry-leading e-learning academy with over 30 training modules, our online sustainability data management and sharing system RBA Online, our Validated Assessment Process, our Responsible Electronics events series multiple times per year and more.
  • Improve efficiency: Access shared social compliance assessments from companies and their suppliers throughout the supply chain and ensure your company has the information it needs for continuous improvement in supply chain sustainability, while also lowering costs and increasing efficiency in sustainability programs.
  • Get out in front: Ensure your company is out in front on emerging issues and risks in supply chain sustainability. With the resources and tools of the RBA your company can stay up-to-date on key developments from the electronics industry and beyond, including in the news media and with key stakeholders.

You can review our standards, assessment tools and learning and capability building programs on our website.

About the RBA

Founded in 2004 by a group of leading electronics companies, the RBA is a nonprofit coalition of 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 125 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.

Member Requirements

Membership Categories Requirements
  • Support the overall mission/vision of the RBA as part of the membership application
  • Senior executive signed commitment to RBA Code of Conduct
  • Public commitment to the Code of Conduct on company website
  • Submission of corporate SAQ
  • Plus "Supporter member" requirements
Regular Member
  • Complete risk profile and audit plan
  • Meet sharing requirement
  • Accept VAPs from other members
  • Close all Disqualifying priority findings
  • Plus "Affiliate member" requirements
Full Member
  • Verify all requirements
  • Publish corporate responsibility data
  • Plus "Regular Member" requirements

Commitment to Standards and Accountability

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.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

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.

Membership Dues

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.

Join Us!

Ready to join the RBA and become a leader in supply chain sustainability? Contact us with questions or complete the application form. We look forward to hearing from you!