Why Companies Should Assess Double Materiality

Feb 17, 2021

This is the first post in a four-part series on materiality.

After years of debate over the definition of materiality, 2020 has brought a consensus that materiality is double — meaning that businesses should report on financially material topics that influence enterprise value as well as topics material to the economy, environment, and people.

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2021 Virtual AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

Jan 20, 2021

 

The Virtual AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit is back! This year’s two-day event on April 14–15, 2021, offers attendees the latest insights and industry information on today's ESG concerns. Join us for the first day (Wednesday, April 14) to hear insights on a wide range of environmental issues. The second day (Thursday, April 15) sessions focus on human rights, sustainability, conflict minerals, and more.

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GRI: Now Is the Time to Stand Up for Human Rights

Jan 20, 2021

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role that companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior contributes towards respect for human rights, is therefore crucial.

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Two New CR Webinars on the Way!

Jan 20, 2021

March 2: Introduction of Science-Based targets

Save the date: March 2, 2021, from 9:00AM–10:00AM.

AIAG’s Greenhouse Gas Workgroup worked with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to develop this webinar to discuss how to start reducing emissions by using science-based targets. Through the science-based targets initiative (SBTI), companies will be able to set targets to help them meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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EPA: Draft Guidance for PFAS Significant New Use Rule

Jan 20, 2021

Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment continues to be an active and ongoing priority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of these efforts, EPA sought public input on new draft guidance that outlines which imported articles are covered by the agency’s July 2020 final rule that prohibits companies from manufacturing, importing, processing, or using certain long-chain PFAS without prior EPA review and approval.

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Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee 2020 Year in Review

Jan 04, 2021

For the Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee (CRSC), 2020 was a busy year. At the end of 2019, the group decided our mission, vision and objectives needed revision, as they no longer reflected the progressive direction the group wanted to project for the automotive industry. Consequently, the CRSC worked together over the course of multiple face-to-face meetings to establish an updated mission and vision for the future of ESG leadership within the automotive industry.

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Deep Dive on Waste and the Circular Economy

Dec 10, 2020

GRI’s Business Leadership Forum Offers Opportunity to Build Knowledge and Expertise

​How is your organization meeting growing expectations to measure and report on waste prevention, and take advantages of the opportunities presented by circularity?

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GRI: Upward Trajectory for ESG Disclosure Requirements

Nov 11, 2020

A report assessing the regulatory landscape for sustainability reporting has found that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure has never been more pervasive globally — and is now firmly in the mainstream of disclosure on organizational performance. As the market implications of certain ESG topics become more evident, interest in the quality of disclosures is also sharpening.

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Canada Bans Imports of Forced Labour Goods: Now What?  Modern slavery in businesses and supply chains in Canada - Part Six

Oct 14, 2020

 

In a much overlooked but certain to be impactful provision of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which came into force on July 1, 2020, Canada agreed to impose a prohibition on the importation of goods that are produced in whole or in part by forced or compulsory labour.

 

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EU REACH — ECHA Committees Back Restricting Skin Sensitizing Chemicals Used in Clothing and Other Articles

Oct 14, 2020

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) supports France and Sweden’s proposal to restrict the use of skin sensitizing substances in clothing, footwear, and other articles with similar skin contact. If adopted, the restriction will prevent many people from developing new skin allergies while also relieving the symptoms of many of those who already have them. This is expected to result in health benefits equivalent to at least €708 million per year.

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