The Audit Cooperation Program (ACP) allows RBA members to nominate their suppliers for a VAP audit. Suppliers nominated by members will be approached by RBA staff to conduct a VAP. The results of the audit will be shared with all of the members that nominated the supplier and were approved by the supplier/auditee.
A unique differentiator of the ACP is the custom-question feature of the program. Members can add custom questions to the standard VAP audit question set. During the nomination process, the member will provide the question for the auditor to ask and the audit guidance to determine conformance.
Through the ACP, a supplier can reduce the number of audits needed by completing a single VAP audit, which covers all lines of business, and sharing the results with multiple customers. Each member that nominates the supplier commits to accepting the VAP and the VAP supplement of custom questions with no further audit requirements (except those required by the VAP process) through the valid period of the audit.
RBA Members can log into RBA-Online to access the ACP nomination process