The RBA has been developing tools and programs to measure and improve workplace CSR performance for over 10 years. Many facilities are new or still developing to meet the RBA Code while others have gone beyond high audit scores to reach a level of performance that often goes unrecognized. The Responsible Factory Initiative (RFI) was launched in 2018 to provide a unifying architecture for RBA factory-level tools and programs that meet the needs of customers looking to assess and develop their supply chain partners as well as factories at all levels of maturity. Suppliers that are challenged to meet the RBA Code are offered tools and trainings while those demonstrating leadership are offered recognition.
The RFI initiative focuses on the journey of a factory and offers assistance and support, regardless of where a factory is in their journey.
The architecture builds on existing tools and programs currently available to members, including supply chain risk assessment tools, facility-level Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs), Validated Assessment Program (VAP) audits, the VAP Recognition Program, and Factory Lead Certification.
For more information about the Responsible Factory Initiative, please visit the RFI website.