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    Commission plans to modernise European company law and corporate governance

    The European Commission has adopted an Action Plan outlining future initiatives in the areas of company law and corporate governance.

    European company law and corporate governance should make sure that companies are competitive and sustainable. The Commission's analysis and consultations over the...

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    Volkswagen wins international sustainability award

    Volkswagen has won an international sustainability award by World Forum for Ethics in Business for responsible action in the environmental and social fields

    The Volkswagen Group has once again received an award for its extensive activities in the field of sustainability and corporate social...

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    SAVE THE DATE: Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice, April 15, 2013 in Berlin

    econsense and CSR Europe are organising a Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice on April 15, 2013 in Berlin. By directly addressing existing international standards, political guidelines, and regulations, the adoption of the...

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    A New Year's Message from the Executive Director

    As we start off 2013, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and reflect on some of the key highlights of 2012 and how we will build on these in 2013.

    For CSR Europe, 2012 was the year to take Enterprise 2020 to the next level by delivering transformational CSR...

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    CSR Sweden launches the Academy for Human Rights in Business

    Given the challenges posed on companies operating in high risk countries or complex markets, the Academy for Human Rights in Business, a CSR Sweden initiative, is a direct response to these challenges and expectations provided in Professor Ruggie's framework, UK Bribery Act and EU demands on CSR...

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    The European Commission launches ISEC General Call for Proposals

    The European Commission has launched the ISEC General Call for Proposals 2012.

    This General Call includes projects on trafficking in human beings: Prevention (demand and supply reduction), protection of, support and assistance to victims, prosecution and investigation of offenders, coordination...

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    Canon wins BLI’s first Line of the Year award for energy efficiency

    Canon’s commitment to producing energy efficient products has been recognised by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) with its first ‘Line of the Year’ award for energy efficiency for Canon’s A3 line of multifunction printers (MFPs). BLI, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging...

    Monday, January 7, 2013
    GDF SUEZ partners with Barcelona to design and develop the City of tomorrow

    Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ, and Xavier Trias, Mayor of the city of Barcelona, Spain, signed a strategic partnership in regard to the city of tomorrow. This agreement follows suit to the “City Protocol”, an initiative launched by the city of Barcelona last...

    Monday, January 7, 2013
    Unilever to boost participation in EU research programmes to cut the water use and CO2 emissions of its products by half

    The Dutch multinational Unilever wants to boost its participation in EU research programmes to develop the breakthrough technologies it needs to cut the water use and CO2emissions of its products by half – two of its key environmental objectives.

    With an annual research and development budget of...

    Monday, January 7, 2013
    Feature on Eco-Efficient Operations in Toyota's 2012 North American Environmental Report now available

    Toyota's 2012 North American Environmental Report was published last November and covers the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands in North America. The period covered in the report is the fiscal year 2012 (April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012) and product model year 2012.

    Toyota's waste minimization...

    Monday, January 7, 2013

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