The rights and dignity of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted through responsible recruitment and employment practices.
Members, suppliers, recruitment partners and stakeholders use their collective influence and application of due diligence to drive the transformation of recruitment markets and reduce the risk of forced labor in global supply chains.
The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) has been at the forefront of combating forced labor through the application of advanced due diligence standards, programs and tools in the global supply chains of its members. In order to accelerate change, this due diligence must be harmonized across multiple industries that share recruitment supply chains to drive labor market transformation through collective action. To catalyze this, the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI) was launched in 2017.
The RLI is a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring that the rights of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted.
Since its launch in 2017, the RLI has grown to include members from multiple industries, including electronics, automotive, aerospace, jewelry, telecommunications, toys, footwear, apparel, consumer goods, retail, food and beverage, security, and entertainment. In addition, a multi-stakeholder governance structure was established, including a cross-sector steering committee made up of representatives from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, socially responsible investors, etc.