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Responsible Business Alliance Announces Compass Awards Winners

RBA 2019 Awards Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 23, 2019 -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the winners of its 2019 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.

Submissions 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 2019, in Santa Clara, California.

  • Leadership Winner: Dell – Accelerating the Circular Economy with Rare Earths Minerals
  • Innovation Winner: Volvo Car Group – Pioneering Complete Traceability for Cobalt Used in Electronic Vehicles
  • Implementation Winner: Microsoft – Climate Change Leadership Through Collaboration and Capacity Building

"Once again, the Compass Awards were very competitive this year," said Rob Lederer, Executive Director of the Responsible Business Alliance. "The winners were chosen from among many strong submissions based on their demonstrated efforts and results that exemplified the vision and mission of the RBA."

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 continual improvement. The RBA and its Responsible Minerals, Labor and Factory Initiatives have more than 380 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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