Responsible Business Alliance – Validated Assessment Program (VAP) methodology is based on the RBA Code of Conduct, a set of social, environmental and ethical industry protocols. This code of conduct ensures that working conditions within your supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. A typical VAP onsite audit at a single manufacturing facility may last 2-5 days and includes a thorough document review, interviews with stakeholders and a visual site survey.
Our RBA-VAP and responsible sourcing services
VAP recognition programme
The programme recognises those who demonstrate their commitment to corporate responsibility, offering three levels of awards platinum, gold and silver.
Our expertise is underpinned by extensive analytics that address current and future risks within your supply chain.
A respected partner
We are here to partner in every aspect of management systems and supply chain assurance, from regulatory compliance to end-to-end supply chain risk management.
Working at a strategic level, our advisory team can help you tackle your biggest problems and directly connect your challenges to specific tactical programmes of work.
Why work with us
We’re everywhere you are. With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service, including RBA-VAP, with a globally consistent dedication to excellence.
In many cases, our responsible sourcing services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. By blending face-to-face and digital methodologies we create a service delivery model to best support your needs.
A history of firsts
We were first to receive accreditation to deliver certification services for a range of quality, environmental, and health and safety standards across the globe. And we continue to be instrumental in developing a variety of specific standards including RBA-VAP, across different sectors.
With over 20,000+ audits carried out every year, including RBA-VAP, we are one of the world’s largest ESG specialists. We have developed the world’s first end-to-end supply chain ESG due diligence platform, incorporating unique proprietary data that is verified from the ground up.
If you hold a valid accredited certification with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your responsible sourcing services to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.