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Responsible Business Alliance Foundation Receives Second $1M Grant From Walmart Foundation to Continue Ethical Recruitment Programs

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ALEXANDRIA, November 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the RBA Foundation has received a $1.1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue to build on its efforts promoting safe worker migration in Malaysia through the transformation of recruitment practices in supply chains and engaging with job seekers earlier in their recruitment journey.

Responsible Business Alliance and New Kinpo Group Help 10,570 Migrant Factory Workers in Thailand With Nearly $5M in Recruitment-Fee Reimbursements

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced that it and some of its members have identified and facilitated the return of nearly US$5M to 10,570 migrant factory workers in Thailand for recruitment fees and other costs they paid during their recruitment.

Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

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

Responsible Business Alliance Receives Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has received the 2019 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The U.S. Secretary of State presented the award to the RBA at a ceremony this afternoon during a cabinet-level meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) in the historic Indian Treaty Room at the White House.

How Intel Uses Its Supply Chain to Fight Modern Slavery

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We've worked with suppliers to build a strong system to detect and address forced and bonded labor in our supply chain. Our policies require no employee passports to be withheld and no fees charged to workers to obtain or keep their employment. To date, these policies have resulted in $14 million in fees returned by suppliers to workers.

International Justice Mission Announces Third Grant from Walmart.org to Combat Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

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BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.

Using Text Analytics to Help Reduce the Risk of Modern Day Slavery

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Expert Barbara Annis to Keynote Responsible Business 2018

Annual Conference Convenes Industry Experts and Leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced that Barbara Annis, a world-renowned expert on gender, diversity and inclusive leadership, will provide the keynote address at the RBA’s annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 30, 2018.

Responsible Business Alliance Foundation Receives $1M Grant from Walmart Foundation to Accelerate Ethical Recruitment in Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), today announced the RBA Foundation received a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to help build a robust and responsible recruitment marketplace for migrant labor in Malaysia and surrounding nations.

UN Migration Agency and Responsible Business Alliance Sign Agreement to Combat Forced Labor and Exploitation

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GENEVA and ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 17 to boost cooperation, promote ethical recruitment and protect the rights of migrant workers.

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