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Empowering Indonesia's SDGs Progress Through Corporate Reporting

Partnership delivers ESG resources to help articulate private sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

A GRI-led partnership in Indonesia is bridging the gap between how to assess national progress for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with measuring the contribution of the private sector.

Global Battery Alliance Pledges to End Child Labour

Summary: 
  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.
Press Release
  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases ESG Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

Responsible Business Alliance Announces Process Chemicals Policy to Protect Workers in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a new policy and approach to protect workers from exposure to hazardous process chemicals during manufacturing, which includes the establishment of an Industry Focus Process Chemicals List (IFPCL).

Process chemicals include those used during the manufacturing of a product or maintenance of related equipment. Examples of process chemicals include cleaning agents, solvents, lubricants, refrigerants, hydraulic fluids, adhesives, inks and coatings.

Human Rights Due Diligence: Tesco's Journey

Blog

Tesco is a proud member of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), which shares our ambition to eradicate forced labour from consumer goods supply chains and own operations globally.

Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors

Press Release

PARIS, May 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today opened its social benchmark to the fishing, agriculture and land-based aquaculture sectors with the launch of benchmark requirements for its new At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes.

ESG Ratings: Naive Hubris or a Practical Solution for Investors Seeking Responsible Outcomes?

by Katy Quicke
Article

It may come as some surprise that sustainable investing turned a corner as the Covid-19 pandemic upturned the world and played havoc with financial markets.

The global disruption has brought into sharp focus the need for a more responsible approach to world politics and capital allocation.

The vaccine roll-out has switched on the light at the end of a long tunnel and investors are committed more than ever to making the ‘right’ investments, as the lens is once again fine-tuned on climate change and social equality issues.

Hershey: Looking to 2030

Multimedia with summary

We announced ambitious environmental commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance sustainable packaging solutions and end deforestation across our supply chain.

Read more on the blog: http://bit.ly/3sY6Dom 

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Applies for SSCI Benchmarking

Press Release

PARIS, May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmark application under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the first step in awarding it SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes.

The Voice of Leadership: Women in Wildlife in Zambia

Supporting women’s involvement in community governance structures and natural resource management decision making
Blog

Tetra Tech’s Patricia Malasha shares how establishing community resource boards to manage natural resources can increase women’s participation and create opportunities for leadership. In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, Patricia notes that women are underrepresented in decision-making but don’t need to be.

This post originally ran on LandLinks.

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