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Dutch Banking Sector Agreement presents Increasing leverage report

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 16-09-2019

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.

Second annual report Dutch Banking Sector Agreement

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 16-09-2019

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.

Agreement Food Product Sector publishes monitoring instrument

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 03-09-2019

The International RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector has developed a monitoring instrument for companies.

Agreement signatories Schijvens and Zeeman start cooperation for a living wage

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-09-2019

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 has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 23-08-2019

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.

Eight severe human rights issues addressed with priority

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 13-08-2019

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.

Climate commitment in progress within Agreement Insurance Sector Agreement

Insurance sector | 25-07-2019

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.

Second practical case discussed within Agreement insurance sector

Insurance sector | 23-07-2019

Parties in the Agreement in the insurance sector have jointly worked out a second case for international responsible investment (IMVO).

Agreement starts collaboration with Open Apparel Registry

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 16-07-2019

The Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has started a collaboration with the international website Open Apparel Registry (OAR).

Good examples offer inspiration to signatories at participants’ day

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 11-07-2019

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.