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Manufacturing Facility in the Philippines Receives Platinum Certification from the RBA

November 24, 2023

Brother Industries, Ltd.

Brother Industries, Ltd. (President: Ichiro Sasaki) today announced that its subsidiary and manufacturing facility in the Philippines, BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC., was audited by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a global organization that promotes corporate social responsibility, and received Platinum certification, the highest rating. This is the third facility in the Brother Group to obtain RBA certification, and the second to obtain Platinum certification.

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BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC. is a manufacturing facility in Batangas, Philippines, that produces printers, All-In-Ones and labeling systems. It recently underwent an audit by a third-party organization certified by the RBA, and was recognized for the categories of labor, safety, environment, ethics, supply chain management, and appropriate management of these management systems, and obtained the highest score of 200, becoming the second facility in the Brother Group to receive the Platinum certification, following a manufacturing facility in China which produces printers and All-In-Ones.

The RBA is a non-profit organization that supports the rights and well-being of workers and communities affected by global supply chains. Its Code of Conduct sets out standards to ensure that working conditions are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are conducted environmentally responsibly and ethically. The organization requests its members to pursue compliance with the respective standards through their management systems. The RBA audit is a system in which a third-party auditing organization performs an evaluation in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Evaluations are conducted through on-site audit by a third party, and Silver (160 points or more), Gold (180 points or more), or Platinum (200 points) certification is issued depending on the score.

The Brother Group has identified five materialities in order to "contribute to society and help protect the earth," which are "Our Purpose" in the Brother Group's vision toward FY2030, "At your side 2030." To address one of the materialities, "pursuing a responsible value chain," the Group has set the goal of attaining RBA Gold certification for three Group manufacturing facilities by FY2024. BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC. is the third company in the Brother Group to receive this certification, following BROTHER INDUSTRIES (VIETNAM) LTD., which received Gold certification last year, and BROTHER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD., which received Platinum certification this year, thereby achieving the Group's goal.

The Brother Group will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society throughout its supply chain by respecting the human rights of workers and ensuring a safe and secure working environment through its commitment to the RBA Code of Conduct and the expansion of CSR procurement.


Address Lot 1-B-2, Phase 1B, First Philippine Industrial Park, Brgy. Ulango, Tanauan City, Batangas 4232 Philippines
Established March 2012
Employees 7,043 (As of March 31, 2023)
Main Business Manufacturing of printers, All-In-Ones and labeling systems.

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