Scaling up Voluntary Sustainability Standards through...

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This 4th Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) aims to provide an understanding of the role of government as a vehicle to drive the adoption of VSS. The effectiveness of VSS to contribute to sustainable development partly depends on their degree of adoption by economic operators. In this respect, governments can play a significant role through public procurement and trade policy.
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WAR ON WASTE: Reducing food loss and food waste

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Pick n Pay’s ‘War on Waste’ is a set of stretch goals that will deliver significant shifts by 2020. We have developed a comprehensive three tiered waste reduction strategy. The strategy is centered on the following three focus areas: 1.Prevention of was...

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Circular and sustainable procurement of IT products

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Circular economy and sustainable supply chains are issues that procurers can influence by taking real action. During two webinars TCO Development and partners will explain how to outline procurement making IT products more circular and sustainable. On-dema...

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The Long View - Exploring Product Lifetime Extension

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The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing. The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension. Full report available in English and Portuguese, executive summary available in French, Russian and Chinese; download on the left. * Watch the launching webinar of the report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-r6cUOwBw&t=6s
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