RBA 2018 Awards Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30, 2018 -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the winners of its inaugural Compass Awards program recognizing corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.
The primary objective of the Compass Awards is to recognize efforts of RBA members, their factories and suppliers that lead to meaningful, positive change in line with the RBA's vision and mission. The award submissions will also serve as examples of successful actions that other companies can emulate.
The RBA received 55 entries, nearly 20 in each category, which were reviewed and scored by an independent panel of judges from intergovernmental organizations and civil society. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the RBA’s annual conference, Responsible Business 2018, in Santa Clara, California.
- Leadership Winner: Intel – Eliminating Forced Labor in the ICT Supply Chain
- Innovation Winner: Dell – Innovatively Creating Value From Waste Using Sustainable Materials
- Implementation Winner: Jabil – The Jabil Family Looks After Your Family
“We are grateful to all of the companies that submitted entries to the awards and the independent judges for their thoughtful evaluations,” said Rob Lederer, Executive Director of the Responsible Business Alliance. “The 2018 Compass Awards winners stood out with extraordinary commitments and impact, and we look forward to sharing their stories with the wider membership of the RBA.”
The positive impact reflected in the collective 55 Compass Awards applications is immense, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across at least 15 countries. The RBA plans to publish a compendium in 2019 highlighting many of these best practices, which can serve as inspiration and guidance for like-minded companies as they develop their own programs.
About the Responsible Business Alliance
The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of programs, training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The RBA is comprised of more than 140 members with combined annual revenue of greater than $5 trillion and directly employing over 6 million people. For more information, visit ResponsibleBusiness.org and follow @RBAllianceOrg.
Jarrett Bens, Director of Communications
Responsible Business Alliance