Sustainable public procurement of natural stone demands a process and cultural shift. This is evident from the interim report about pilot projects drawn up on behalf of the TruStone Initiative. The report provides a large number of recommendations on how contracting authorities can contribute to improvements for people and environmental conditions in supply chains.
Endurance, being tenacious and working together: that is the basis for the success of Access to Remedy. This is one of the three pillars of the United Nations Guiding Principles, which were central to a case session.
Between April 2017 and March 2020, a coalition of parties and companies worked together to prevent and eliminate child labour in garment supply chains in India and Bangladesh.
Closing the Loop and Stop Child Labour/Hivos, both part of the Dutch Gold Sector International Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Agreement, have worked together to formulate a clear and effective policy on child labour for Closing the Loop.
The recycling of gold from used electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) can be a golden opportunity for progress towards the attainment of a more circular economy for electronic devices and an alternative to primary gold mining.
Amsterdam has launched a city-wide tender for natural stone. Suppliers can compete for a multi-year blanket order for nine categories of natural stone.
Ewald Wermuth is the new chair of the IRBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector. The Steering Committee has ratified his appointment this week.
In December 2019, the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights came officially to an end. The agreement finishes with a report of the independent Monitoring Committee and a closing statement of the Steering Group.
The European wind industry is engaged in dialogue with other stakeholders to reach an international Responsible Business Conduct sector agreement. The aim is to sign the agreement before summer 2021.