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Baseline Assessment by the Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Pension Funds Agreement on Responsible Investment

Agreement Pension Funds | 05-11-2019

The Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Pension Funds Agreement on Responsible Investment has issued a report indicating the results of the baseline assessment, i.e. the state of affairs at the start of the Agreement. The Steering Committee has responded by publishing an ‘Appreciation’ addressing the recommendations set out in the report.

Annual report 2018-2019 Agreement for International Responsible Investment in the Insurance Sector

Insurance sector | 01-11-2019

In its annual report 2018-2019 the Agreement for International Responsible Investment in the Insurance Sector, looks back on the first year of the agreement and on the initial findings and recommendations of the monitoring committee.

The international RBC agreement for the natural stone sector enters into a new phase

TruStone Initiative | 11-10-2019

The multi-stakeholder TruStone Initiative entered into force on October the 1st. The parties have also appointed an independent chairperson for the implementation of the Agreement. This is the next phase of the Netherlands and Flanders collaboration on international responsible business conduct (international RBC) in the natural stone sector.

NGOs and pension fund board managers in dialogue at Dutch Pension Funds Agreement on International Responsible Investment theme meeting

Agreement Pension Funds | 07-10-2019

The first annual meeting of the Dutch Pension Funds Agreement on International Responsible Investment on 10 September 2019 had an interactive character. Pension fund board managers and six NGOs, trade unions and government met in small groups to discuss animal welfare, freedom of association, human rights defenders, controversial weapons and arms trade, children's rights and climate change.

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) promotes Sustainable Purchasing Practices in collaboration with the German Textile Partnership and ACT on Living Wage

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 04-10-2019

The AGT pays significant attention to purchasing practices of signatory companies. Industry-wide sustainable purchasing practices should enable suppliers to make progress towards paying workers a living wage.

‘Garment and textile agreement is relevant’

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 04-10-2019

Conclusion of research agency: satisfactory progress made in complying with agreements.

Textile agreement publishes animal welfare risks factsheets

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 04-10-2019

A working group of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (IMVO Textile Covenant) has discussed and analysed animal welfare risks associated with the 'big five' of Animal Derived Materials: wool, down, leather, silk and fur.

Essenza Home, Rademakers and Kinds of Indigo are welcomed as associated members of the German Textile Partnership

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 01-10-2019

These companies are already signatories to the Dutch Agreement of Sustainable Clothing and Textile. At the beginning of 2018, a close collaboration was founded between the Dutch and German Textile initiative.

Je m’appelle has signed the Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 26-09-2019

Je m’appelle has signed the Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile on August 21, 2019. The company will work towards a sustainable production chain.

First annual report: Parties to the IRBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector take first steps

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 19-09-2019

Supermarkets, food producers and other companies trading in food products take their first bold steps on the road to International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).