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Responsible Business Alliance Announces Compass Award Winners

Applied Materials, AMD, and Flex Win for CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation

ALEXANDRIA Va., April 7, 2021 -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the winners of its 2020 Compass Awards for corporate social responsibility excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

The goals of these awards are to recognize CSR efforts in the global supply chain that lead to meaningful, positive change in line with the RBA's vision and mission and serve as examples of successful actions that other companies can emulate. An independent panel of judges from intergovernmental organizations and civil society evaluated the submissions and chose the following winners:

  • Leadership Winner: Applied MaterialsApplied Materials Sustainability Vision, Framework and 2030 Goals
  • Innovation Winner: AMDAMD 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative for Mobile Computing
  • Implementation Winner: FlexMitigating Ergonomic Risks Through Automation and Enhanced Visibility

“The Compass Awards recognize the important efforts of our member companies to make a positive difference for workers and the environment,” said Rob Lederer, CEO of the Responsible Business Alliance. “We applaud the winners and other finalists for their outstanding work related to the vision and mission of the RBA.”

The winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on April 6 after the finalists in each category presented the programs and projects they submitted to the 2020 Compass Awards. Their best practices case studies will be shared with all members of the RBA for educational purposes.

About the Responsible Business Alliance

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. The RBA has a Code of Conduct and a range of programs, training and assessment tools to support continual improvement. The organization has a global footprint, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The RBA and its Responsible Minerals, Labor and Factory Initiatives have more than 400 members with combined annual revenues of greater than $7.7 trillion, directly employing over 21.5 million people, with products manufactured in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit and follow @RBAllianceOrg.

Media Contact:

Jarrett Bens, Senior Director of Communications
Responsible Business Alliance
Phone: +1 571.858.5721

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