News Overview

07 December 2018

Parties agreement participate in UN Forum

Parties to the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement participated in the annual UN Forum in November. This Forum on business and human rights took place in Geneva, to which representatives of states and businesses attended.

07 November 2018

Stakeholders informed about progress of banking sector agreement

On Friday 2 November 2018 the stakeholder meeting of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement took place.

09 August 2018

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish annual report with new analysis of cocoa sector

The coalition that concluded the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on International Responsible Business Conduct Regarding Human Rights has published its first annual report.

09 August 2018

Invitation to contribute to palm oil analysis

Parties and banks within the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement have been working on an analysis of the palm oil value chain. Their first findings [LINK] are now shared in a public consultation version, to enable external stakeholders with palm oil expertise to contribute to the analysis.

03 May 2018

Legal report shows how to increase transparency about human rights policy

Over the course of 2017, the parties and adhering banks to the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement (the “DBA”) explored options for banks to display greater transparency about their human rights policies and practices.

11 July 2017

New partner joins Dutch Banking Sector Agreement

The Dutch Banking Sector Agreement has welcomed a new partner. The NGO Save the Children is joining the agreement.

28 October 2016

Banks, unions, NGOs and government working together on human rights

Dutch banks, unions, NGOs and government are joining forces by signing an agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights in the banking sector.

Involved in the IRBC agreement

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