corporAID - The Austrian Platform for Business, Development and Global Responsibility (Please Note: Machine Translation)

News in brief

You can read the latest short news from the area of ​​business and development here. The focus is on current developments in national and international development, trade and economic policy as well as current topics and events relating to sustainability and corporate responsibility.

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Supply Chain Act

Germany: Human rights due diligence by law from 2023

The coalition in Germany has agreed on a supply chain law: From 2023, large German companies will have to pay more attention to compliance with human rights standards. In the long term, Austrian companies are also well advised to deal with these issues.
The export price of the Chamber of Commerce

Austrian export award

New export champions

For the 26th time, the export award was given to domestic companies that have made particular contributions to export and internationalization in recent years.
The ASRA Award was presented online this year.

ASRA 2020

ASRA 2020: Best reports virtually awarded

These are the eight winners of ASRA 2020 for the best sustainability reports from Austrian companies.
Mondi wants to think about sustainability right from the product development stage.

Mondi sustainability plan

Signpost until 2030

The packaging and paper group Mondi has presented a new sustainability plan - and is announcing improvements along the entire value chain.
Many initiatives aim to make companies take on more responsibility.

Human rights due diligence

Not mandatory (yet)

In many countries, the corporate responsibility of internationally active companies is discussed. However, a corresponding initiative in Switzerland recently failed.
OMV and Post are cooperating on electromobility.

New cooperation between OMV and Post

Green hydrogen for climate-friendly logistics

OMV and Austrian Post are working together to promote electromobility with the help of hydrogen fuel cells for truck traffic.

Corporate climate goals

Climate protection in the core business

Austrian Post and IKEA are pursuing ambitious climate goals - from electric vehicles to solar panels to beehives.

German development cooperation

"Away from the watering can"

The German government wants to start up its bilateral development cooperation again: A radical reduction of the previous partner countries and many individual projects in favor of selected cooperation partners and larger reform programs is planned.

ASRA 2020

Sustainability reports asked!

Austrian companies can submit their entries for the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award 14 until September 2020th.

Automobile market

Driving tests in Africa

The Volkswagen Group has opened its sixth location in Africa with an assembly plant in Ghana. In perspective, significantly more new cars are to be manufactured in Africa than before.