This final Dutch Banking Sector Agreement (DBA) study on increasing leverage presents a selection of some major ‘topics’ that impact the exercise of leverage and the ability of the DBA parties to collaborate.
The coalition that concluded the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on International Responsible Business Conduct Regarding Human Rights (DBA) has published its second annual report. The report consists of a general part describing the developments within the DBA, a report of the independent Monitoring Committee and a response to this report from the Steering Committee and some individual parties.
The International RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector has developed a monitoring instrument for companies.
Schijvens Corporate Fashion and Zeeman Textielupers start a chain collaboration for paying living wages in a Pakistani textile factory. Both companies signed the Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile, the agreement has mediated between both companies to collaborate.
Forever Workwear is a Dutch corporate clothing company that has signed the Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile on June 25, 2019. The company – including its brand Indushirt - will work towards a sustainable production chain.
Banks are financing (parts of) the palm oil value chain and according to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), they should avoid infringing human rights and address adverse human right impacts with which they are involved. This analysis helps parties and adhering banks to address human rights risks in palm oil collectively and individually.
On 10 July, the Dutch financial sector signed a commitment to contribute to the national Climate Agreement. The Carbon Accounting Financials Platform has developed a method to calculate the CO2 impact of investments.
Parties in the Agreement in the insurance sector have jointly worked out a second case for international responsible investment (IMVO).
The Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has started a collaboration with the international website Open Apparel Registry (OAR).
Various good examples of cooperation on themes such as gender and living wages by companies provided much inspiration during the participants’ day on July 2nd. Over a hundred people from participating parties and companies in the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile were present to learn from each other and to strengthen the collaboration.