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RBA Compass Awards 2019 Call for Submissions

Awards Recognize CSR Excellence in Global Supply Chains

ALEXANDRIA, June 18, 2019 -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the opening of its 2019 Compass Awards program and called for submissions from member companies, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Now in its second year, the primary objective of the Compass Awards is to recognize efforts 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 Compass Awards highlight the great work many companies are undertaking to improve conditions in their global supply chains,” said Rob Lederer, Executive Director of the Responsible Business Alliance. “We hope others will be inspired by our members’ actions and implement similar programs that can have positive impacts on workers and their communities.”

The deadline for this year's entries is August 9. Submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from outside of the RBA and finalists will be announced in the fall, before the RBA annual conference in Santa Clara, California where the winner of each category will be revealed and presented with their Compass Award.

For more information on the awards, including FAQs and the application form, visit the Compass Awards page on the RBA website and contact View case studies from the Compass Awards winners and finalists in 2018 here.

About the Responsible Business Alliance

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. The RBA has a Code of Conduct and a range of programs, training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The RBA and its Responsible Minerals, Labor and Factory Initiatives have more than 366 members with combined annual revenues of greater than $7.7 trillion, directly employing over 21.5 million people, with products manufactured in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit and follow @RBAllianceOrg.

Media Contact

Jarrett Bens, Director of Communications
Responsible Business Alliance
Phone: +1 571.858.5721

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