In 2018, the RBA Foundation and its implementing partner, ELEVATE, embarked on a program to transform the market for ethical business practices through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation. Key to these efforts were the Responsible Workplace and Recruitment Programs. Both programs concluded in March 2021 and culminated in this report.
This Practical Guide builds on in-house RBA guidance, the experience of RBA and its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI) members, guidance and learning from international agencies, advocates for migrant workers, and guidance from other leading initiatives.
Companies operating international supply chains face increasing regulatory and market access requirements to conduct advanced due diligence on forced labor.
This toolkit is the result of a project facilitated by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. It provides guidance primarily for downstream companies1 on reporting on due diligence and supportive measures related to modern slavery across the value chain, at any level of reporting experience.
Whether your company is a leader in implementing forced labor due diligence or just getting started, there are many benefits to joining the RLI.
The RBA Practical Guide to Implementing Responsible Business Conduct Due Diligence in Supply Chains provides an overview of the major standards on responsible business conduct and demonstrates how RBA initiatives, programs and tools can help companies operationalize and live into international supply chain due diligence expectations.