NGOs: “Five strategies corporations use to avoid responsibility for human rights abuse”

Nine years after the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, avoiding accountability for corporate abuse is still very common, new website shows. Hiding behind complex supply chains, undermining unions, disseminating distorted information – these are just a few of the ways that corporations try to avoid responsibility for human rights […] ... lees meer

PVH Corporation reports sourcing almost 50% of its cotton footprint sustainably

PVH Corp. published today its 2019 annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, continuing its commitment to accountability and transparency. This is PVH’s 12th annual CR report, and the first published since last year’s launch of its ambitious CR strategy, Forward Fashion, which sets a new level of ambition to drive transformational change across PVH, its businesses and the […] ... lees meer

IUCN NL publishes report on biodiversity measurement

Biodiversity footprinting is expected to become a core element of business and government action in the years to come. IUCN NL just published the report: ‘A Compass for Navigating the World of Biodiversity Footprinting Tools’ that guides its readers through the world of biodiversity impact measurement. A key natural resource base Biodiversity is fundamental for […] ... lees meer

DSM debuts integrated portfolio of solutions for winning plant-based meat alternatives

Royal DSM unveils its complete portfolio of integrated solutions for creating stand-out plant-based meat alternatives. The range is designed to enhance taste, texture and nutritional value, while also managing sodium content in meat alternative applications such as burgers, sausages and nuggets. Featuring a selection of yeast extracts, process flavors, hydrocolloids and nutritional ingredients, DSM’s full […] ... lees meer

Leadership for the Decade of Action

A new report from the United Nations Global Compact and Russel Reynolds Associates defines the unique characteristics of today’s most sustainable leaders and what this means for selecting CEOs, board members and executives. The report defines the unique characteristics possessed by leaders who are integrating sustainability across strategy, operations and stakeholder engagement and what this means for […] ... lees meer

Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate launches their first recycled acetate collection

Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate launches their first recycled acetate collection, in a continuing effort towards brand responsibility. Ace & Tate is not a sustainable company, but they’re working hard to get there. The brand intends to become a certified B Corp by 2021, by introducing various product initiatives that will reduce their environmental […] ... lees meer

CDP pioneers new temperature rating of companies for investors

A pioneering new set of climate ratings for measuring and communicating the global warming path of companies and investments has been launched by global non-profit CDP. The CDP temperature ratings dataset provides a temperature pathway for over 4,000 global companies, based on emission reduction targets covering all relevant GHG emissions in a company’s value chain. This data is […] ... lees meer

European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) issued a statement about the EU Taxonomy

European ports fully endorse the idea to help private investors to prioritise green and sustainable investments by providing them a clear manual with common definitions. But they however ask the Commission and relevant policy makers to respect the sustainability requirements and funding priorities put forward in sectoral legislation when using the EU taxonomy framework as […] ... lees meer

Dutch based Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) meets sustainability targets, including energy consumption

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting significant progress in its environmental performance, reinforced governance of key issues, and positive strides for supply chain transparency.  LDC has it’s headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “We work hard to achieve our goals and to engage stakeholders across our value chains, and I am proud of the […] ... lees meer

Shareholders unanimously vote for Danone to become the first listed ‘Entreprise à Mission’

With the support of more than 99% of its shareholders at its Annual General Meeting at June,26, Danone became the first listed company to adopt the “Entreprise à Mission” model. Now officially embedding in its articles of association a purpose and social, societal and environmental objectives that reflect its conviction that the health of people […] ... lees meer

Upfield announces investment of €50m into future of Plant-Based foods

Upfield Group, the global leader of plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses recently  announced its intent to invest €50m in a new state-of-the-art Upfield Food Science Centre in Wageningen, Netherlands. According to plans submitted to the local Works Council, the intent to open the facility before the end of 2021 is not only a clear demonstration […] ... lees meer

Cargill joins new research center that will lead the way for decarbonizing shipping

Cargill today joined leading players across the global maritime industry to launch the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in Copenhagen, Denmark. The center will focus on developing new fuel types and technologies, a significant action to accelerate the industry’s commitment to decarbonize shipping by 2050. This effort is part of Cargill’s overall […] ... lees meer