International Rbc Agreement For The Metals Sector

“Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish annual report with new analysis of cocoa sector”, 9 August 2018. IRBC agreements are a way for business and other stakeholders to improve their performance in international good trade governance. A number of companies are already identifying and addressing risks. However, based on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the industry has identified gaps in its approach. The agreement focuses on the long-term social and environmental impact of the supply of raw materials and services in the metallurgy sector. The German Alliance for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Clothing and Textiles have signed a cooperation agreement. The main objective is to help companies implement due diligence by harmonizing sustainability. In order to minimise the risk of human rights violations in the production and acquisition of natural stones, the Dutch and Belgian parts of the sector, NGOs, trade unions and governments are currently negotiating an RBC agreement on natural stone. Several pilot projects will be implemented beforehand to promote the sustainable supply of natural stones and to identify sourcing practices that can help companies actively contribute to the reduction of risks related to the production and supply chain, in particular the risk of child labour. For more information, visit the Natural Stone Pilots page of the IRBC`s main website here. “The Dutch food sector is stepping up its sustainability efforts for the international production chain”, 2 July 2018.

The Responsible Gold Agreement defines what companies and professional organisations in the Dutch gold sector have agreed with civil society organisations, trade unions and governments. The aim is to ensure greater respect for human rights, the environment and biodiversity in the gold creation chain. Companies in the Dutch gold sector will do everything in their power to buy gold from responsible sources. Jewellers and goldsmiths will inform their customers in more detail about the origin of their gold. As the proceeds of gold production are used in some countries to finance violent conflicts, the parties have committed to eliminating these risks. The RBC natural stone agreement is known as the TruStone initiative. It sets out the sector`s commitments to improving social, working and environmental conditions and aims to make substantial improvements in Asia, Africa and Latin America over the next 3-5 years. The agreement is a joint initiative of the Dutch and Flemish parties. See the Agreement on Responsible International Investment in the Insurance Sector on the SER website. Kay Nimmo said: “We are aware that there is a lot to do, but also that the tin sector is not alone. Our objectives are well coordinated with the International RBC Metals Agreement.

By supporting cooperation, we hope to both share our knowledge and experiences and learn from others. In particular, what metal users expect from their mineral supply chain and how the entire supply chain can cooperate to most effectively bring about positive change through practical activities and true leverage.¬†Our services help customers at all stages of the mining and metal supply chain by delivering performance improvements, business opportunities and positive socio-economic benefits. “The insurance industry agrees on responsible investment obligations”, 5 July 2018. For more information on this event and the agreement, see www.imvoconvenanten.nl/en/metals-sector In 2019, an evaluation of the policy of responsible trade agreements will be conducted so that the government can examine whether more binding measures are needed. . . .