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Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARIS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Responsible Mica Initiative today announced the release of a Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors. The new Standard aims to improve conditions for workers in mica supply chains by leveraging the collective experience of these initiatives and benchmarking against internationally recognized frameworks.

As Sustainability Gains Urgency, ESG Strategy Takes Center Stage

How the Pandemic Has Elevated Sustainability and ESG
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It was going so well. 

Before the pandemic hit, many companies were starting to recognize the increased prioritization on ESG investments. Budgets were being allocated, initiatives were being planned, steps were being taken. 

But when a global health disaster hits - priorities change fast.

Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Should Not Be Optional

GRI backs EU consultation on sustainable corporate governance
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February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Proposals by the European Commission that would introduce new due diligence requirements for companies on their human rights and environmental impacts have been strongly supported by GRI.

RBA Releases Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit to further support members of the RBA and its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), as well as their supply chain partners, with practical guidance and tools to prevent forced labor in their supply chains. This toolkit is focused on building the capacity of workplaces to actively engage and monitor their labor recruitment partners, which is a critical component of credible due diligence in this area.

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Worker Voice Platform

New tools include worker surveys, audit support, mobile learning, and grievance reporting
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its worker voice platform to help members and their suppliers improve conditions in their international supply chains by giving workers more ways to provide feedback and learn important professional and personal skills while providing companies with greater visibility into facilities.

RCS Global and Responsible Minerals Initiative Partner to Support Cobalt ASM Producers

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and LONDON, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and RCS Global Group (RCS Global) have announced a new strategic partnership to scale their existing efforts to drive continual improvements in the production of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Responsible Business Alliance Expands Presence in Europe

New Office and Director in Brussels Support Increasing Corporate Responsibility Efforts in EU
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has expanded its presence in Europe by opening an office in Brussels, Belgium and hiring a European Director to represent the RBA and its membership. The new office will support the RBA’s longstanding efforts in Europe related to responsible business conduct, responsible minerals sourcing, public procurement, environmental and other issues.

Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

RLI and GRI Resource to Support Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA/AMSTERDAM, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been launched by the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

The new resource – announced on the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – provides practical guidance to increase the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating the scourge of modern slavery. 

ITA and RMI Demonstrate Assurance Leadership in Tin Due Diligence

Press Release

HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom and ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies,” which clarify a common upstream and downstream view of due diligence requirements for the tin supply chain. 

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