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Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Seven enviromental Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have released a statement saying they are "deeply disappointed" that Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers are still using timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

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Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

Seven enviromental Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have released a statement saying they are "deeply disappointed" that Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers are still using timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.
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New report on corporate disclosure under EU Non-financial Reporting Directive finds co's fail to provide meaningful information about impacts on human rights & environment 

The EU Non-financial Reporting Directive which came into effect in 2018 requires large companies and financial corporations to disclose information regarding their impacts on society and environment. Civil society has however criticised that the EU Directive fails to specify in sufficient detail what information is to be disclosed. To address this, the Alliance for Corporate Transparency project aims to assess how European companies are implementing the requirements. 

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LME reforms must meet international standards, Global Witness warns

LME reforms must meet international standards, Global Witness warns | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

While Global Witness welcomes the London Metal Exchange (LME) commitment to introduce OECD-standard responsible sourcing requirements for its metal brands, it warns that the LME must ensure its members go beyond paper-based compliance activities to meaningfully change and improve supply chains and their impacts. "Disrupting global trading patterns that link minerals and metals to conflict financing, human rights abuses, environmental degradation and corruption demands change to business behaviours right along the trading chain”, said Global Witness’s campaign leader Sophia Pickles in a statement. EU and US supply chain laws consistent with the internationally recognized OECD due diligence guidance for responsible gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten supply chains are already in place, while  Chinese developments towards greener, more transparent mineral supply chains are now on the table.

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