News

If you are a company of over 500 employees and exceed either a balance sheet total of EUR 20 million or a net turnover of EUR 40 million then the proposed EU directive on non-financial reporting will affect you. We … Continue reading

April 15th, 2014

Tags: , , , ,

by Dr Nick Murry, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ecodesk. [article first appeared in The Guardian] When MEP Judith Sargentini said she hoped the EU Commission would “bring forward the strongest possible legislation” on conflict minerals disclosure, she meant it. Her … Continue reading

March 17th, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Released 29th July 2013 The European Commission is looking into a new labeling system for food products that clearly shows consumers each stage of the supply chain for that product. This is hoped to eliminate the use of the term … Continue reading

July 29th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Released 19th June 2013 Energy Secretary Ed Davey warned Brussels of the catastrophic economic affects climate change will bring if business and government do not create a cohesive strategy across international borders. Davey was speaking in Brussels to set out his vision … Continue reading

June 19th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Released 5th June 2013 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has passed a resolution calling on governments worldwide to measure and combat airline emissions from 2020. This is the first time international airlines have officially come together to tackle the issue, to … Continue reading

June 5th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Released 16th April 2013 A policy briefing took place in Brussels today that proposed to necessitate the reporting of non-financial data by companies with over 500 employees. The proposed changes put forth by EU Internal Market Comissioner, Michel Barnier would … Continue reading

April 16th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Released 8th April 2013 In its 2012 annual report, global household appliance firm Electrolux has cited sustainability initiatives as key drivers to growth, claiming a value chain approach provides a helicopter view of where impacts occur, which partners need to be engaged, … Continue reading

April 8th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Released 3rd April 2013 The European Commission has launched a consultation on conflict minerals which will go through until June this year. The consultation will be a discussion surrounding the sensitive and controversial topic of responsibly sourcing minerals which originate from conflict … Continue reading

April 3rd, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Released : 26th March 2013 Dr Nick Murry has joined Ecodesk, the World’s largest open data sustainability reporting platform, as Chief Sustainability Officer, to help “promote sustainable business” and “increase supply chain transparency.” Nick, who has also consulted for the … Continue reading

March 26th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Released : 20th March 2013 This comes after months of consultation with top IT and tech companies including AMD, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, BT, Nokia, and SAP to name but a few.The European Commission is preparing to unveil plans to unify the way that IT companies report their carbon … Continue reading

March 20th, 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,