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Finally, Some Good News…About Climate Change!

October 2016 sees a lot of good things starting to happen on the climate front.

Despite the barrage of depressing and crazy and sometimes unbelievable news recently, October has been a huge month for making progress toward tackling climate change. Countries and businesses around the world have made commitments that, when acted upon, will help decrease greenhouse gas emissions and hopefully limit the increase in global average temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius. The scientific consensus being that an increase of more than 2 °C, (as compared to pre-industrial global averages), could lead to catastrophic and irreversible changes.

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The Role of Voluntary Private Sector Initiatives in Eradicating Forced Labour

The Consumer Goods Forum moved in a timely way when integrating the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) into its structures and work. The GSCP sustainability toolbox had been completed and the convergence-driving benchmarking platform, the Equivalence Process, is well established. Emphasis needed to be shifted to new things.

Taking up the challenge of forced labour in global supply chains was both bold and ambitious and sends a signal about how serious the approach is.

Food Safety is Everyone’s Business

Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain in the US that has been around for 100 years. Food safety has never been a competitive issue for us. We pride ourselves on high standards in everything we do, including food safety, and are always looking for best practices that can make us better. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is one such best practice, and we have seen its benefits.

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SDGs – How are Pioneering Companies Integrating the Goals?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s vision for sustainable development to 2030, covering five broad themes of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships.  
As part of our strategic research and innovation programme, DNV GL developed a ‘most likely future’ forecast of our world based on the likelihood of achieving each of the 17 SDGs by 2030.  The report provides deep dives into private sector solutions for attaining the goals and for each SDG; it provides case studies of frontier companies pioneering progress towards the goals. 

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