Joint civil society statement on delay to SCG initiative

Joint statement on delay to EC’s Sustainable Corporate Governance initiativeWednesday 15 December The EU’s legislative proposal for a Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative, including mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence for EU businesses across their global value chains, and improved corporate accountability, was again expected this month – and was again delayed. With no clear

MEP Letter to Commissioners: Deforestation regulation requires supply side measures

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have sent a letter on the 7 October 2021 to Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Sinkevicius and Commissioner Urpilainen on the need to have substantive supply side measures as part of the upcoming deforestation regulation proposal.

Global deforestation and leather in EU’s car production value chains

Through the journey of leather, this “Supply Chain World Map“, prepared with the collaboration of MEP Anna Cavazzini and Earthsight, illustrates the extent to which European consumption is unwittingly driving deforestation. The map shows how leather used in the cars of some of Europe’s largest automotive firms is linked to illegal deforestation in Paraguay. The illustration

MEP letter to Commissioners on Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have today, 22 June 2021, sent a letter to President von der Leyen and 13 commissioners reiterating some of the key demands of the European Parliament’s legislative own-initiative resolution regarding the upcoming proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance. To:President Ursula von der LeyenExecutive Vice-President Frans TimmermansExecutive Vice-President Margarethe VestagerExecutive

Heidi Hautala’s ACCA keynote speech: Creating value and managing impact through integrated sustainability disclosure

Dear listeners,  I’m happy to be invited to give the keynote speech today on creating value and managing impact through integrated sustainability reporting. There is no question that a systemic transformation of our societies and economies is an imperative. Biodiversity loss, pollution, chemicals and climate change, poverty, modern slavery and other grave human rights violations