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10 February 2014

Upcoming Webinar: CGF: How to Make Informed Choices on Forest Products

In order to expand markets for sustainably produced and sourced forest products, and to implement the Guidelines, the CGF has partnered with the Forest Solutions Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute. Join them for an introduction to the WRI & WBCSDs Sustainable Procurement Guide for wood and paper-based products via this webinar series. Ruth Nogueron, of the World Resources Institute and Uta Jungermann, of the WBCSD, will discuss how to make informed choices on forest products and outline linkages to the CGF Pulp, Paper and Packaging Guidelines.

Register for one of the following sessions:

February 11 (Tue): 7am Seattle // 10am Washington D.C. // 4pm Paris // 5pm Helsinki (for approx. 90 minutes)
- Sign up & register here

February 13 (Thu): 8am Washington D.C. // 2pm Paris // 8pm Jakarta // 10pm Tokyo (for approx. 90 minutes)
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February 18 (Tue): 7am Seattle // 10am Washington D.C. // 4pm Paris // 5pm Helsinki (for approx. 90 minutes)
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February 20 (Thu): 8am Washington D.C. // 2pm Paris // 8pm Jakarta // 10pm Tokyo (for approx. 90 minutes)
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03 February 2014

BSCI - New Code of Conduct

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) has revised its Code of Conduct following an extensive consultation process that lasted a year and gained feedback from hundreds of stakeholders. The new code firmly acknowledges the crucial importance of responsible entrepreneurship to the supply chain and also strengthens dialogue between businesses and stakeholders.

 

As well as building on the 11 core principles of the code, making them more precise and ambitious, the revision has included two additional principles: 

 

 

For more information on these changes and for a full information pack please click here.

 

 

 

 


13 January 2014

AIM-PROGRESS preparing to tackle new strategic drivers

Happy New Year to our responsible sourcing community and interested readers!

As we prepare to tackle our new strategy drivers, in particular how to ensure compliance and even go beyond it, we can look back to a number of achievements, highlights including:

Looking forward to 2014 and beyond, themes for us will include:

 

Our first membership meeting of 2014 will be held in Miami, preceded by what promises to be our biggest supplier event to date.

 

 

 

 


19 December 2013

GSCP update and 2013 recap

The GSCP looks back on a succesful year that has changed the landscape of CSR and put all actors of the industry in front of their respective responsibilities and – in some cases – failings. In the latest edition of their newsletter they cover important happenings as well as projects that continue to be developed. This includes:

To see all of these topics in more detail and a fascinating infogrpahic of the GSCP's 2013 achievements please click here. 

 

 

 

 


18 December 2013

AIM-PROGRESS member Nestlé, releases white paper on Human Rights

Nestlé has become the first major multi-national company to report publicly on its human rights impacts across seven countries, and what it is doing to address them. The paper, launched at the Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva in early December 2013, focuses on actions Nestlé has taken to improve its human rights performance at both country operations and corporate level.

 

“This is a breakthrough in the field of human rights and business. By sharing the lessons we have learnt we hope to move practice forward.”

 

Explained Allan Lerberg Jorgensen, Director for Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights who partnered Nestlé in this report.

 

Please click here to view the report.

 

 

 

 

 


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