Environmental reporting, management and responsible business

Environmental reporting, management and responsible business guidance:

What are the UN Guiding Principles? In June 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Human...

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There is a growing recognition that business has a duty to respect human rights to the extent that they are connected to their operations, their supply chain and the...

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Defining corporate social responsibility Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship is a business management...

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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out strong protections of the green belt. It notes that the government attaches great importance to green belts and...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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An environmental audit may be undertaken: • as an element of due diligence, associated with the acquisition, divestiture or flotation of an organisation or its assets •...

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This Practice Note summarises the principal controls surrounding the use of environmental claims in advertising and covers the following key areas: overview of...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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What is a legal register? A legal register is the documented output from a process where an organisation aims to demonstrate compliance with applicable legislation. The...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What is an environmental policy? WRAP defines an environmental policy as 'a written statement outlining [an] organisation’s mission in relation to managing the...

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What is ISO 14001? ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an environmental...

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What is environmental social governance (ESG)? Environmental social governance (ESG) is an umbrella term covering a range of environmental, social and governance factors...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: The Pensions Regulator has co-established an industry working group on climate change to produce guidance for pension schemes on...

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What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is defined as • a company’s environmental, social and economic performance, and • the...

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The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of green belts are their openness and...

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ISO 26000 was published on 1 November 2010. Unlike most international standards which implement a management system, ISO 26000 is intended to assist organisations in...

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Why is human rights due diligence important? Human rights due diligence is not currently a legal requirement in the UK but is accepted good industry practice driven by...

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Business and human rights is an emerging area. Not only did the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) receive unanimous approval from the Human...

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Written for in-house lawyers, this risk management guide aims to provide a useful checklist when considering how to address the environmental risks relating to your...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Companies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with: • the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) • accounting standards, and •...

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Practitioners should be aware of the extent that social, environmental and ethical considerations must be taken into account in investment decisions. Pension scheme...

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