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A Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, is now available. ISO 26000:2010 is intended to encourage organizations to go beyond legal compliance and to assist them in contributing to sustainable development. ISO/DIS 26000 is available for download at the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) web site. Read more at the ISO website ...
ISO  ISO launched the third edition of ISO 14050:2009, Environmental management – Vocabulary, providing definitions of all concepts and terms used throughout the ISO 14000 series. Earlier, ISO issued a survey that showed that to the end of 2007 at least 154 572 certificates of compliance with ISO 14001:2004 (requirements for environmental management systems) had been issued in 148 countries.  Read more ...
REACH-IT The pre-registration period of REACH, the new European Chemicals legislation, is now over. The total number of pre-registrations has exceeded two million with 50,000 companies signed up. But what's next? Read more ...
EU lawmakers agreed on a far-reaching proposal to review the way chemicals are approved in Europe, placing the burden on businesses to prove their products are safe before they can be placed on the market. The system, called Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals (REACH), aims to make chemicals safer for human health and the environment and to stimulate innovation in the sector. It came into force in June 2007. Read more ...
In its new "energy-climate change package" of January 2007, the European Commission proposed a mandatory EU-wide target of 20% for renewable energy's share of total EU energy consumption by 2020. Read more...
The European Commission adopts a new five-year strategy for safety and health at work which aims to dramatically reduce work-related accidents. “Every year there are 4 million accidents at work which represent enormous economic costs for the European economy,” said Vladimír Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
  The Global Reporting Initiative Register lists all reports that have been submitted to GRI for inclusion in this database. The GRI Register is part of the CorporateRegister.com site, which is a free directory of company issued CSR, Sustainability and Environment reports from around the world. Read more ...
  The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Comittee released two new information papers to help build understanding of the role PAIBs in advancing, measuring and reporting on sustainable development within their organisations.