Goal 17 and the travel industry

One of the things that binds us within Goal 17 is that we love to travel. Travelling enriches our lives, or as Mark Twain so eloquently put it, ‘One must travel, to learn’.   The travel industry is growing.   But how do we ensure that our children can also continue to travel – and thus continue […]

Everything you need to know about the Global Reporting Initiative

Introduction Increasingly, organisations are voluntarily accounting for the social, governance and environmental aspects of their operations. This accountability is not only important for shareholders and financial institutions. Consumers, employees, trade unions, local residents and other stakeholders also demand transparency and consistent reporting on the governance, social and environmental aspects of the organisation. In English, these […]

Green Claims Directive

What is it? On 23 March 2023, the European Commission published a new directive on green claims (Green Claims Directive). This bill states that companies must substantiate (green) environmental claims, with the aim of preventing unjustified claims about their environmental performance. Not surprisingly, the EU is drawing up rules against companies advertising ‘ocean-friendly sunscreen’, ‘sustainable […]

CSRD – regulations on sustainability reporting mandatory from 2024

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directory

CSRD staat voor Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, regelgeving die bepaalt hoe organisaties over duurzaamheid moeten rapporteren. CSRD (in april 2021 door de EU aangenomen) is de opvolger van de Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) uit 2018. De NFRD schrijft voor hoe organisaties moeten rapporteren over onderwerpen als mensenrechten, anti-corruptie en anti-witwassen, diversiteit in de raad van […]

Industry 4.0 and the sustainability goals

As a society, we are experiencing an increasing number of challenges to the environment and our way of living. Although some things may be out of our control, others have been of our own making as we have gone through several iterations of industrialisation. We also now seem stuck in the cycle of consumerism, “Make […]