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International responsible business conduct put on the agenda at global offshore wind conference

Renewable Energy | 18-10-2021

The participants in the negotiations process for an international responsible business conduct (RBC) agreement for the renewable energy sector were present at the 2021 RenewableUK event in London. In a side-event organised with the Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom, the theme of human rights and environmental impacts of renewable energy value chains was discussed with companies active in the sector.

Van Peperzeel signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 24-09-2021

Van Peperzeel, collector of old batteries, accumulators and metals, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, the company aims to make a maximum and responsible contribution to the circular economy.

Side event Global Offshore Wind 2021: ‘Responsible Sourcing in the Renewable Energy Sector for a Just Transition’

Renewable Energy | 21-09-2021

On 29-30 September the annual conference of RenewableUK, Global Offshore Wind, is scheduled to take place in London. The parties of the process for an international RBC agreement for the renewable energy sector are organising a side event at the venue, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy.

Raak Metals Groep signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 08-09-2021

Raak Metals Groep, specialist in metal recycling, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, the company aims to contribute to the responsible collection and processing of scrap metals.

Transparency tool for risk assessment in the garments and textile chain

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 05-08-2021

Modint has taken the initiative within the Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textile to capture all combined knowledge of businesses and experts in two tools for companies.

Solar sector joins process for international RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable Energy | 27-07-2021

The solar sector has joined the process for the development of an international RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector. Holland Solar and Vereniging Eigen Huis are now official participants. Previously, the initiative primarily consisted of actors active in the wind energy industry.

Heineken takes access to remedy seriously

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 12-07-2021

The international RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector had an interview with Heineken’s Benjamin Gatland, Director Social Sustainability and Diane Zivkovic, Director Global Business Conduct, to discuss their approach to access to remedy and their grievance mechanism. This mechanism is critical to enforce Heineken’s Code of Business Conduct.

New common framework leads the way to responsible purchasing practices in garments and textile sector

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 30-06-2021

A group of multi-stakeholder initiatives, including the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, has drafted a common framework for responsible purchasing practices. These are essential to achieve improvements in working conditions in supply chains in the garments and textile sector.

Dutch Agreement for sustainable Garments and Textile, German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Fair Wear Foundation join hands on access to remedy

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 22-06-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) and the Fair Wear Foundation join hands in improving access to remedy for workers in a number of garment factories in India and Vietnam. This means that participating brands will make it easier for workers in garment factories to file their complaints.

Sustainable Garments and Textile Agreement achieves results in responsible business conduct during corona pandemic

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 21-06-2021

The annual report of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile shows that visible steps forward have been taken, despite the corona pandemic. For example, the percentage of participating companies that meet the Agreement’s requirements rose from 63 to 80 percent.