Consumer Co-ops: Enablers of Ethically Sound Supply Chains

On 23 January, Euro Coop hosted in Brussels the Roundtable ‘Ethically Sound Supply Chains: A Consumer Co-operative Perspective’ in partnership with the Vice-President of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala. Consumer co-operatives were pinpointed as key enablers of ethically sound supply chains because of their unique values-based business model. Euro Coop Vice-President Albino Russo opened the event by stating:

Call to reform corporate governance more sustainable

Over 60 signatories from the fields of company law, corporate governance and management issued recently a statement “Corporate Governance for Sustainability” that includes specific policy recommendations to clarify the obligations of company boards and directors in order to make corporate governance practice significantly more sustainable and focused on the long term. The recommendations were published

100 organisations call for EU law to address abuses in supply chains

Companies and financial institutions should be legally bound to address human rights and environmental impact of their global operations and supply chains. The article was originally published on Anti-Slavery International website. Over 100 civil society organisations and trade unions have called on the European Union to develop effective legislation that would oblige companies and financial

SUPPORT SOLIDIFIES FOR AN EU DUE DILIGENCE REGULATION

Text by Julia Christian, FernThe text was originally published on Fern website on 13th November 2019. NGOs’ campaign to reduce the European Union’s global forest footprint hit a new milestone on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, when the chairs of the European Parliament’s committees on environment (ENVI), international trade (INTA) and human rights (DROI) all called for a

THE TIME IS NOW: THE EU MUST ADOPT A NEW REGULATION TO SHIFT CORPORATE CULTURE AND TACKLE THE ROOT CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION

Text by Jo Blackman, Global WitnessThe blog was originally published on Global Witness website on 7th November 2019 Could European politicians be sitting up and finally paying real attention to climate breakdown? The last few months have seen strong rhetoric on a European Green Deal from the new European Commission, and the circle of interest