Responsible Business Alliance Enhances Data Analytics Capabilities

New RBA-Online Platform and Director of Data Science Support Members' Research Needs
Feb 25, 2020 8:30 AM ET
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it is greatly enhancing its data analytics capabilities with the pending launch of its newly upgraded RBA-Online platform in March and the recent addition of a data scientist on staff. These resources will support members of the RBA and its Initiatives as they seek to better understand and use key data to improve labor and environmental conditions in their global supply chains.

RBA-Online is an online sustainability data management system designed to help RBA members and their suppliers manage and share sustainability data. This includes audits, risk assessments and self-assessment questionnaires that assess risk at the corporate, facility and supplier levels. The updated platform launching in March features a new user interface, increased performance, improved audit workflow integration, data analytics, focused survey deployment, Responsible Minerals Initiative audit management, new permissions for Responsible Labor Initiative and Responsible Factory Initiative members, and many other new features.

There is a tremendous amount of data in RBA-Online and the new capabilities will enable the RBA and its members to more easily work with it for analyses and reporting purposes. The foundation of the future RBA analytics program will include enhanced industry-level reporting, interactive dashboards, and custom data solutions for members.

“RBA members will be able to interact with and export or import data specific to their needs, conduct in-depth analyses and create stunning visualizations that will help them communicate progress and target areas for improvement,” said Rob Lederer, Executive Director of the Responsible Business Alliance. “We are very pleased to have Jack Cutts join the RBA as Director of Data Science and Research to help us implement our data science roadmap and take our analytics capabilities to the next level.”

Jack Cutts is a seasoned data scientist with a broad range of experience in data analytics, machine learning and database administration. A 16-year veteran of the electronics and telecommunications industries, he worked in business intelligence, research and membership for the Consumer Technology Association. Earlier, Jack served in government affairs for Alcatel-Lucent.

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 organization has a global footprint, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The RBA and its Responsible Minerals, Labor and Factory Initiatives have nearly 400 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 ResponsibleBusiness.org and follow @RBAllianceOrg.

Media Contact

Jarrett Bens, Director of Communications
Responsible Business Alliance
Phone: +1 571.858.5721
jbens@responsiblebusiness.org