Webinar February 14: Using purchasing to drive...

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There’s still a lot of work to do to reach a sustainable life cycle for IT products. Some of the most pressing issues include the overuse of finite natural resources, alarming amounts of e-waste as well as violations of workers’ rights and labour laws in t...

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Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI)

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The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members collaborate to improve practices and drive positive change in the sustainable production...

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Strengthening Chemical in Product campaign towards...

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The EcoWaste Coalition, with support from IPEN’s Chemicals in Products Program, conducted an investigation on the availability of toys containing hazardous chemicals that are sold in the Philippines. The study was prompted by the group’s continuing concer...

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Nordic Inputs to EU Policy on Harmful Chemicals in...

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Of interest to all policy makers and industry organisations faced with the challenge of reducing hazardous chemicals in consumer products (with focus on textiles) and their production cycles. A thorough examination of the potential of mandatory declarations...

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Strengthening Chemical in Product campaign towards...

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In order to strengthen the chemicals in products campaign in Nepal towards effective SAICM implementation in the country using chemical in toys as an example, a comprehensive study of chemicals in products (toys) was carried out by CEPHED and IPEN in January...

Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), The International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)
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Update on activities of Forest Stewardship Council...

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FSC certification is being used by many public authorities as (non-exclusive) evidence of sustainable sourcing in relation to wood and wood products. FSC works on increased availability and reliability of FSC-products. FSC National offices assist policy mak...

John Hontelez
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The Nordic textile reuse and recycling commitment

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Of key interest to collectors of used textiles and policymakers looking for codes of conduct that ensure transparent and responsible textile collection and handling. A comprehensive 3rd party certification system for collectors of used textiles was develop...

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The effectiveness of sustainability standards - A State...

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The ISEAL Alliance commissioned 3Keel and the University of Oxford to answer the question of what voluntary sustainability standards deliver on the ground by reviewing the evidence on whether standards systems drive the adoption of sustainable practices. Th...

Mark Barthel
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Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) - 5th Annual...

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As an organisation working on sustainability/sustainable development, the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) believes collaboration is fundamental to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and its necessary to assess various approach...

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Potential Ecodesign Requirements for Textiles and...

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Of interest to policy makers and industry associations tasked with setting mandatory or voluntary ecodesign standards for textiles and furniture. Also of high utility for designers and brands looking for inspiration in how to design textiles and furniture for...

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Common Nordic Guideline on Supply Chain Management of...

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Of interest to textile and clothing brands (especially SMEs) wishing to have better control over chemical use in their supply chains. Also useful for policymakers and branch organisaiotns wishing to develop tools for assisting these companies. An online pl...

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Ecolabels role in sustainable textile production –...

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Of interest to textile producers wanting assistance in greening their production facilities and saving money and policymakers wishing to create support frameworks for green production. Piloting of Ecolabels and Environmental Management in the textile produc...

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The MSC, Nomad Foods, and GlobeScan to Host SDG...

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This online discussion, hosted by the MSC, Nomad Foods, and GlobeScan, covered: 1. Why SDG #14 is behind other Goals in making progress and what are the obstacles; 2. How the fishing industry, consumers, NGOs, government and standards organisations can con...

GlobeScan
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Event - Launch - TCO Certified, generation 8. December...

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Join us in Brussels on December 4th 2018, for the launch of TCO Certified, generation 8. In this latest generation of sustainability criteria for IT products, TCO Certified will help purchasers and industry take a more circular approach in progressing tow...

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Ecolabel criteria development for Network Equipment

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TÜV Rheinland, in partnership with the Green Electronics Council, is launching a process to develop sustainability criteria for network equipment that will be eligible for GEC’s EPEAT ecolabel and the TÜV Green Product Mark. Criteria for this product categ...

TÜV Rheinland, Green Electronics Council
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