Global Investors Call for Stronger Standard from Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Group

More than 90 institutional investors representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its draft standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil, a key ingredient found in nearly 50 percent of all packaged goods, from cosmetics to candy. In a letter […] ... lees meer

Business is engaged and sees the SDGs as a strategic opportunity, however integration challenges remain

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and DNV GL conducted a global survey earlier this year to explore trends and challenges around how companies are currently working to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The survey drew responses from around 250 companies across 43 countries, and explores the current levels of SDG […] ... lees meer

WBCSD launched the Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap alongside the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City. Over the course of the last year, nine of the world’s leading chemical companies and two prominent industry associations have come together to explore, articulate and help realize […] ... lees meer

Global Sustainable Enterprise System launched

Does your organization really want to make an impact? Then take part in the Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES®). The GSES® system covers all facets of sustainable entrepreneurship, is suitable for all sectors and is based on the best internationally accepted standards. Use your certificates your organisation already achieved as exemptions to determine your baseline […] ... lees meer

Study Examines Methods Companies Use to Measure Their Impact on Society

Today, The Conference Board released a study with examples of how businesses put a monetary value on their environmental, economic, and social impacts. This emerging practice, total impact valuation, reveals to what extent their actions have a positive or negative influence beyond traditional financial accounting – a useful metric for any business looking to provide […] ... lees meer

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

Today, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more than one billion […] ... lees meer

Retailers go green, as purchasers with over US$3.3trillion spend scale up supply chain sustainability

Leading retail powerhouses are stepping up on supply chain sustainability, according to the latest figures from CDP, a global environmental impact non-profit. The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has just been joined by three more of the top 20 retail companies – CVS Health, Target Corporation and Tesco – in collecting data from suppliers to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions […] ... lees meer

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee “Circular economy”

The National Standardization body of France AFNOR has submitted a proposal to ISO to establish a new technical committee (TC) “Circular economy”. Priority will be given to the developments standards in the field of Circular economy to develop requirements, frameworks, guidance and supporting tools related to the implementation of circular economy projects,  to establish concepts […] ... lees meer