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The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive: Latest Developments

The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive: Latest Developments | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive is proceeding along the European Union’s legislative process. 

On 30 November 2016, the Presidency of the Council of Europe (which comprises Ministers from the 28 EU Member States) published a third Presidency Compromise text. This reflects amendments made by the Slovak Presidency in an attempt to reach a common agreed position.

This may open the way to negotiations with the EU Parliament whose rapporteurs published a draft report on 7 November 2016 setting out their proposed amendments.

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New revisions to the text of the Directive which should be released late summer or autumn 2017.

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EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up

EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
With ever-expanding demands for better environmental and social performance in many sectors of the industry, electronics manufacturers should take a more active approach to compliance and rule setting.
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An insightful overview of the numerous regulatory compliance requirements and other voluntary standards to be developed or released in 2013.  A common feature is that all of them related to profound changes in product lifecycle analysis and management.

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European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation

European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The European Union (EU) will begin discussions on whether to develop a conflict minerals-type regulation during a December 5, 2012 internal workshop. DG Trade is leading this effort and has request input from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....
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As a ripple effect of the Conflict Minerals Act of 2009 passed in the U.S., possible regulations are likely to have significant impacts for European companies in terms of supply chain disclosure and accountability, due-diligence mechanisms.

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Important developments in conflict minerals regulation - iTSCi

Important developments in conflict minerals regulation - iTSCi | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In recent days, activity proposing regulation of conflict minerals trade in both the EU and Canada has been launched. Firstly, the EU has begun a consultation period running up to 26 June 2013 on a possible initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas....

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An interesting release from iTSCi which sums up important ongoing legislations underway in the U.E. and in Canada...


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EBN - Ken Manchen - Ready or Not, RoHS 2 Takes Effect January 2

EBN - Ken Manchen - Ready or Not, RoHS 2 Takes Effect January 2 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Come January 2, 2013, the European Union will replace its original RoHS law with a new recast version known as RoHS 2. This new version will expand coverage to all electrical and electronic equipment, require special marking of finished goods and more compliance documentation, and increase penalties for non-compliance.

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This article from EBN summarizes the main changes under RoHS 2 and how the Directive will impact product declarations with CE marks, and increasingly cover other sectors.

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