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Six success factors for effective due diligence

24-05-2022

Recently, the webinar ‘Successful Responsible Business Conduct: key elements for business leaders’ took place. Various speakers shared their success factors for setting up an effective due diligence system. A recording of the webinar is now available as well as the presentations and the Q & A list.

SER starts project 'Meaningful dialogue in international chains'

05-05-2022

Companies which conduct business responsibly take into account the interests and well-being of all stakeholders. The SER project 'meaningful dialogue', made possible in part by the Goldschmeding Foundation, helps companies to engage in dialogue with stakeholders.

Guidance to tackle health and safety risks in natural stone sector

TruStone Initiative | 28-04-2022

The TruStone Initiative has released a guidance to support companies in the natural stone sector addressing risks in the field of safety and health issues at the workplace in their supply chains. The manual is available to everyone.

Side event OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains: responsible sourcing for a just energy transition

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 20-04-2022

The 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will take place on 2-6 May 2022. CNV International and other members of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector will be organising an official partner session during the Forum. The side event offers the opportunity the learn more about a multi-stakeholder approach to identify and mitigate the hidden risks of the global energy transition in key mining supply chains.

Lessons for financial institutions’ human rights due diligence in the private security sector

Insurance sector | 30-03-2022

Private security companies often operate in high-risk areas. This involves major human rights risks, which are often overlooked in screenings and risk analyses. During a webinar, organized recently by PAX and Achmea Investment Management together with the international RBC Agreement for Pension Funds, experts gave information and recommendations on how pension funds can identify, prevent and mitigate risks in the private security sector. The recording of the webinar, recommendations and useful documents are now available.

Lessons for financial institutions’ human rights due diligence in the private security sector

Agreement Pension Funds | 30-03-2022

Private security companies often operate in high-risk areas. This involves major human rights risks, which are often overlooked in screenings and risk analyses. During a webinar, organized recently by PAX and Achmea Investment Management together with the international RBC Agreement for Pension Funds, experts gave information and recommendations on how pension funds can identify, prevent and mitigate risks in the private security sector. The recording of the webinar, recommendations and useful documents are now available.

Guidance supports companies in tackling discrimination

TruStone Initiative | 29-03-2022

The TruStone Initiative has released a guidance to support companies in the natural stone sector addressing discrimination and gender issues in their supply chains. The manual is available to everyone.

Agreement launches due diligence tool

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 24-03-2022

The International RBC Agreement for the Metals sector launches a new online due diligence tool for companies. This allows companies to meet their due diligence obligations, monitor progress and improve their processes in an easy way.

Investigating health and safety risks in mines in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 21-03-2022

The parties to the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector are investigating the health and safety risks for miners in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. Among others, silver, copper, zinc, lead and molybdenum are extracted in these mines for Dutch companies.

Practical guide prepares companies for IRBC legislation

10-03-2022

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has drawn up an extensive document that helps companies in the sector step by step to engage in international responsible business conduct (RBC). The document also contains links to resources, practical examples of companies and explanations of terms. This makes it also very useful for companies from other sectors to get started with international RBC. The document helps companies prepare for upcoming RBC legislation.