Understanding And Implementing Responsible Business Alliance Version 7.1

15-16 May, 2024, Seri Pacific Hotel

IPA Training is Registered with

Learn from the Best

Dr.PS Daram, PhD.

University of Bath, United Kingdom.


DR.PS Daram, started his career in Mechanical Engineering who later pursed professional qualifications in Industrial Engineering. He has served large US multinational companies both as a Technical and Management Trainer. In the last 30 years, the course leader held senior positions in large multi nationals. His last designation was Country Manager – Human Resource for a large Logistics multinational organization before venturing into Management Consulting.


Dr.Ps Daram holds Post Graduate Diploma qualifications in Industrial Engineering, Training and Development. Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bath. United Kingdom.- majoring in Organizational Behaviour and Operations Management and later a PhD from University of Bath. United Kingdom in Human Capital Management. He is a registered and approved trainer of HRDF.


Dr.PS Daram conducts both technical and management training locally and internationally. His special areas are in Organizational Methods, Process Optimization, Supply Chain and Value Chain Management. He currently conducts and trains via Executive Coaching both technical and management staff of Qatar Petroleum, PETRONAS, Shell, Teleflex, PKPS and ON Semiconductors in Executive Development programs. He has been conducting training for managers and executives in Total Preventative Management to bring process innovations.


He lectures at the local universities on Operations Management, Organization Development and Change Management and Total Supply Chain subjects. He also conducts training for organizations and institutions of Professionals in Malaysia.

Venue Details

Seri Pacific Hotel
Jalan Putra, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
Phone : 03 4042 5555


Contact us

03 2283 6109

03 2283 6100

03 2283 6101

A-28-5, 28th Floor, Menara UOA Bangsar, 
No.5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 
59000 Kuala Lumpur

  • The RBA Code of Conduct is made up of five components as listed below:
    - Labor
    - Ethics
    - Health and Safety
    - Environmental
    - Management System
  • Risk and Internal Audit Overview of RBA Elements (Overview)
  • RBA audits requirements (Overview including Supply Chain partners)

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry or affiliated industries in which electronics is a key component and its supply chains are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically.

Considered as part of the electronics industry for purposes of this Code are all organizations that may design, market, manufacture, or provide goods and services that are used to produce electronic goods. Compliance to RBA requirements benefits the company with stable and motivated workforce; and potential business opportunities with major Multi- National Corporations (MNC). This also encompasses the business associates or subcontractors of the parent company of the principle company.

  1. Understanding the Governance requirements and Operations of RBA internally and their supply chain providers.
  2. Understanding the basis of the RBA framework and desired Code of Conduct.
  3. Understanding the requirement for RBA audits and conformance.
  4. Understanding the importance of RBA conformance and its impact to business.
Heads of Department, Compliance Team, HR Managers/Executives, Department Managers, Safety, Health & Environment Managers/Executives, Internal Audit Team, QA and QC Team, Document Control Managers/Executives, Procurement Managers/Executives

The accelerated training methodology utilized during the course session will encourage and integrate key principles and practices through synergistic learning which is proven to dramatically increase the rate of attention, comprehension, and retention throughout the training session filled with a host of activities to reinforce the subject and learning objectives of the program utilizing the relevant inductive (inquiry-based) and deductive (demonstrative) training approaches.

This course is aimed to provide an understanding and guide the participants to understand the RBA main components first and thereafter to be able to conduct internal audits based on the RBA compliance requirements. This module will cover the latest RBA Version 7.1



  • Introduction of the subject
  • Training objective and expected outcome
  • Pre test

Expectation of Participants
Program Objective and Expected Outcome

  • The formation of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
  • The Framework of the RBA Code of Conduct
  • Compliance Framework
    -Best Practices
  • To Manage Assets
  • People (Internal & External)
  • Property (Tangible & Intangible)
1:00 Lunch

The RBA Code of Conduct is made up of five components as listed below:

  • Labor
    - Freely chosen employment
    - Young workers
    - Working hours
    - Wages and benefits
    - Humane treatment
    - Non-discrimination
    - Freedom of association


  • Ethics
    - Business Integrity
    - No improper advantage
    - Disclosure of information
    - Intellectual property
    - Fair business, advertising, and competition
    - Protection of identity and non-retaliation
    - Responsible sourcing of minerals
    - Privacy

Coffee Break

  • Health and Safety
    - Occupational safety
    - Emergency Preparedness
    - Occupational injury and illness
    - Industrial hygiene
    - Physically demanding work
    - Machine Safeguarding
    - Sanitation, food, and housing
    - Health and safety communication


  • Environmental
    - Environmental permits and reporting
    - Pollution prevention and resource reduction
    - Hazardous substances
    - Solid waste
    - Air emissions
    - Materials restrictions
    - Water management
    - Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions


  • Management System
    - Company Commitment
    - Management accountability and responsibility
    - Legal and customer requirements
    - Risk assessment and risk management
    - Improvement objectives
    - Training
    - Communication
    - Worker feedback, participation, and grievance
    - Audits and assessments
    - Corrective action process
    - Documentation and records
    - Supplier responsibility
    - Consequence Management
5:00 End of Day 1

Recap previous day learning

- Key element and framework

Risk and Internal Audit Overview of RBA Elements (Overview)
- Definition of risk from an RBA perspective
- Types of risk in an organization in view of RBA elements
- Functions of management: planning, organizing implementing, and controlling
- Internal audit as a function of corporate governance to support RBA
- Scope and building blocks

1:00 Lunch

RBA audits requirements (Overview including Supply Chain partners)
- Validated Audit Process (VAP)
- VAP Classifications
- Attribute standards
- Performance standards
- Risk-Based Auditing Standards
(ISO 9001:2015;ISO 14002; ISO 3000)
- Correct Action Plan (CAP) Management


Coffee Break


Final summary
- Review against expectation set on Day 1
- Post Test

5:00 End of Course