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Corporate due diligence

A closer look at the supply chain

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Only every third company in the EU currently carefully checks its global suppliers with a view to decent working conditions and compliance with environmental standards. However, human rights and environmental due diligence are not only coming to the fore on the political agenda, but also in companies.

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Designing supply chains sustainably - an opportunity for the brave

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Christoph Soukop sees the stricter human rights regulations as an opportunity for companies to make their business models fit for the future.

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Cooperation instead of confrontation

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Philipp Aerni, head of the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Zurich, calls for more dialogue between activists and companies.

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The best biotopes

Canada, Australia and France are the three countries that currently offer social entrepreneurs the best framework. This is the result of a Thomson Reuters survey ...

Who moves Austria

International standing in the field of sustainability

Austrian companies are also successfully involved in the global sustainability parket. For example, OMV recently entered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second time ...

development actors

The fight for better work

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has been advocating humane working conditions worldwide for a hundred years. Today it has long been more than just a standard-setting organization.

Interview

The human being in focus

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
The historian Daniel Maul continues to see a great role for the International Labor Organization.

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Progress at Alpla

The Vorarlberg packaging specialist Alpla has presented its third Sustainability Report. Alpla has been able to reduce its energy consumption by 6,6 over the past three years.

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Acceptance for the OECD Guidelines

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
With the 2011 revised OECD Guidelines, we have a unique, internationally recognized standard for responsible business practices that works with the National Contact Points through a ...

Who moves Austria

Fairtrade seal of approval: Fair wins

Whether fruit juices or chocolate, towels or shopping bags - in Austria, some 2.100 products carry the green-blue Fairtrade quality seal. 2018 reached the certified products with 333 ...