In the past few weeks, three companies have joined the TruStone Initiative. These are the Dutch companies B&S Natuursteen and Steenwerck and the Flemish company VietBlueStone.
The House of Representatives has differing views on whether or not to legislate for International Responsible Business Conduct (International RBC). Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, wants to address the international RBC approach as broadly as possible. This became apparent during the recent general consultation (AO) with the Minister.
The IRBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, together with a large group of like-minded organizations, has drawn up a joint statement on responding responsibly to the corona crisis.
A joint meeting of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector and Eurometaux resulted in increased European awareness about the Agreement. Also, the idea was born to communicate jointly about metals supply chains due diligence and to share know-how on supply chain due diligence more intensively.
CVRD has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile on October 8, 2019. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chain.
In the first week of March a delegation of companies and contracting authorities have visited the region of Telangana in India and engaged in dialogue with local stakeholders (owners/management of natural stones production sites, employers, and local governments.
A number of parties to the Responsible Gold Agreement are working to give gold from small-scale mines a place in their supply chain in a responsible manner. With these efforts, they are taking practical steps in order to have a positive impact.
During an interactive event on February 17th, the involved parties and companies in the Agreement for Sustainable Garments & Textile project ‘Remedies towards a Better Workplace’, shared their experiences, results and lessons learned with a wide group of companies and other interested parties.
In the summer of 2018, sector organizations in the insurance sector have signed the IRBC agreement on international responsible investment in the insurance sector. The agreement is binding for all affiliated insurers
In the first year of the Responsible Business Conduct Agreement on responsible investment by Pension Funds, the participating parties have worked hard to start the process, to get to know each other and to familiarise with each other’s procedures and requirements.