The Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI)
aims at boosting sustainability across the beauty value chain

The Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI) is an industry initiative focused on Sustainable Procurement. The initiative is coordinated by EcoVadis, the leader in business sustainability ratings.

Members benefits

RBI members engage suppliers in their sustainability rating and improvement journey as a peer group. Participating in this process offers various benefits, such as:

  • Strengthen supplier outreach resulting in an increased coverage of the assessed supply base (higher supplier participation)
  • Expand visibility of the broader beauty industry’s supply chain sustainability performance allowing more informed decisions
  • Enhance synergies in driving improvement with suppliers and third parties
  • Directly engage with industry peers and influential external stakeholders without infringing antitrust regulations

Supplier benefits

If you have received a sustainability assessment request on behalf of RBI, you are considered as a trading partner for at least one member of this Initiative. Engaging in this process offers various benefits, such as:

  • Increase efficiency through sharing their scorecard with many customers at once
  • Gain visibility of industry leaders’ commitment to go beyond compliance and drive sustainability efforts in partnership with trading partners like yourself
  • Strengthen long-term customer relationships and valuable information about your positioning in all aspects of sustainability
  • Accelerate improvement via access to focused capacity building and improvement activities

Within our initiative, companies can:

Capitalize on synergies
Learn and adopt best practices
Reduce workload and avoid redundant, manual SAQs, etc.
Concentrate on industry-specific criteria
Improve recognition and collaboration
Accelerate their sustainability journey

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Become a member

RBI membership is open to beauty companies that are committed to sustainability and fulfill the RBI membership requirements. As part of the application process, each applicant must present their case to the RBI Executive Council. There are two slots per year.