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    Vattenfall releases new report on human rights risks in Colombia

    In March 2017, Vattenfall conducted an on-site enhanced due diligence to identify possible human rights risks through their coal procurement activities in Colombia. This visit resulted in a report ‘A Human Rights Risk Assessment in Colombia’.

    According to Annika Ramsköld, head of...

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Chinese Industry shows sustainability leadership with ‘Rubber guidelines’

    CSR Europe welcomes the ‘Chinese Industry Rubber Guidelines’ to be implemented on their ‘Sustainable Natural Rubber Platform’ with CCCM.

    Last September, the China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals and Chemical Importers (CCCMC) and CSR Europe announced their cooperation on the...

    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    BBVA publishes CSR Europe's Blueprint for Embedding Human Rights in Key Company Functions in Spanish

    In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which has become the global standard on this topic, for the responsibilities of both governments and corporations.

    The responsibility for companies to respect human rights means that...

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Co. form joint venture to develop electric motors

    Japan's Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Co. signed a formal agreement to form a 5 billion yen ($44 million) joint venture to develop engines for electric vehicle. 

    The venture, known as Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, will construct motors for gasoline-electric hybrids,...

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    ArcelorMittal defines the Circular Economy and why it's important

    ArcelorMittal has published an article on the circular economy that not only defines what the cicular ecnomony is but also explains how the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can be put into action. Amongst other things, the article discusses Ellen MacArthur's defining moment that led to the...

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Developments in the field of human rights reporting for European companies

    The pressure on companies to report on their human rights and due diligence activities is vastly increasing. Through recent developments in Member State and EU-level laws, numerous businesses will now have to disclose the steps which they have taken to identify and eliminate social issues in...

    Monday, May 29, 2017
    BASF joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiatives for circular economy

    BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today announced its membership of two Ellen MacArthur Foundation programs, to further advance its existing circular economy solutions.

    Founded in 2010, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with businesses, government and academia to build a...

    Friday, May 12, 2017
    Training offer on business and human rights for CSR Europe members' affiliates

    In the effort to tangibly improve human rights, companies continue to face challenges in moving from awareness to action, especially at a local level. Companies must consider human rights impacts as part of every consequential business decision. 

    To help get CSR Europe members there, CSR...

    Friday, May 5, 2017
    Applications open for the Green Alley Award 2017

    Application for the Green Alley Award 2017 has just opened! Green Alley is on the hunt for great green ideas, new services, products and technologies that can turn waste into a resource. Business ideas can include products, services or technologies to help avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle or...

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    GoldenBee lists launch of CSR Europe's Business and Human Rights Blueprint in the top 10 international CSR events

    GoldenBee has listed the launch of CSR Europe's Blueprint for Embedding Human Rights in Key Company Functions in the top 10 international CSR events of 2016.

    Since 2006, China WTO Tribune has published an annual list of the top 10 CSR domestic and international events of the past year.

    The...

    Friday, March 17, 2017

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