Essential Insights about Responsible Business

The following items were selected by technical experts, specifically for those in manufacturers who are working to assure their company is socially responsible and compliant with laws in the US, EU and other areas of the world.

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Simplifying CSR with Responsible Brands Initiative — Responsible Brands Initiative, Dec-2018

As companies consider options for their CSR efforts, one challenge is to achieve high impact in an orderly and cost-effective way. This paper, authored by RBI co-Founder, Richard Bowles, highlights the value of participating with others in a collaborative effort: gaining recognition while sharing the load.   (click to read or download)

What Does Responsible Brands Compliance Mean? — Responsible Brands Initiative, Nov-2018

Authored by RBI founder, Ron Jones, this paper expresses the planned effort and initial focus of efforts to clearly define what is a responsible brand, and elements of the planned compliance program. Readers are encourage to get involved with this pan-industry collaborative effort.   (click to read or download)

Simplifying Consumer Selection of Responsibly Sourced Products — Responsible Brands Initiative, Oct-2018

This paper, authored by RBI founder Ron Jones, provides context for the RBI mission, describes the expected outcome and invites companies to collaborate towards shared goals.   (click to read or download)

3 Stakeholders Vital To Brand-Building Through CSR — MediaPost, Apr-2018

Increasingly, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are increasing the transparency behind brands. This article describe the perspective and importance of employees, customers and the community to a brand.   (click to read or download)

Communicating Brand Social Responsibility: Tips For Success And Pitfalls To Avoid — Forbes, Mar-2018

Companies are including a wide range of CSR initiatives into their business plans and showcasing these commitments in transparent and compelling ways, in order to build loyal bases of like-minded customers.   (click to read or download)

When Asked To Name A “Responsible Company,” Americans Don’t Do So Hot — Fast Company, Nov-2017

In a recent survey of over 1,000 Americans, 61% confirmed the importance of buying from socially responsible companies and roughly 40% find that the most significant impediment to their making socially responsible purchase choices is an inability to determine which brands are socially responsible.   (click to read or download)

Ethical Sourcing: Do Consumers and Companies Really Care? — Spend Matters, Feb-2016

Several mentions of research by world-leading brands and market research companies confirm that consumers are increasingly willing to spend more on products which are produced in responsible manner.   (click to read or download)

Global Supply-Chain Benchmark Study — Supply-Chain Navigator, Apr-2015

Co-authored by leading researchers and professors at Stanford University (Hau Lee) and the Wharton School of Business (Morris Cohen), this article introduces  several of the complexities of planning and operating a responsible supply-chain while outsourcing manufacturing.   (click to read or download)