Reporting Standards

  • France Implements EU Law on Israeli Settlement Products

    December 12, 2016

    The Independent reports that the French government has become the first in the EU member states to transpose EU regulations into national law requiring that businesses specify on labels of products made in West Bank settlements that they are from an "Israeli settlement" to avoid misleading consumers.

  • ISO Produces Environmental Technology Standard

    December 08, 2016

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) explains how it is seeking to contribute to the UN's "sustainable development" agenda by releasing a global "environmental technology verification" standard to permit climate-friendly technologies to reach new markets.

  • EU Agrees Regulation on Conflict Minerals Checks

    December 05, 2016

    EU institutions have agreed to a draft regulation requiring "all but the smallest" European importers of "conflict minerals" from war-torn areas of Africa to perform "due diligence" checks on the source of these minerals and "encouraging" large companies to publicly report on their mineral sourcing practices.

  • EU Parliament Seeks Bank Information Disclosure

    December 05, 2016

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for EU rules providing for the automatic exchange of bank account owner information by EU member states to prevent tax avoidance in the bloc.

  • ISO Global Standards Advance UN Climate Agenda

    December 01, 2016

    In a press release announcing events it planned for the recent UN climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) describes how its corporate reporting and other standards, including an upcoming global standard on preventing and adapting to climate change, contribute to the UN's sustainable development agenda.

  • Banker Pushes for Global Corporate Tax Reporting

    November 29, 2016

    Arguing that few multinational companies consider the societal need for them to pay "a fair amount of tax," Sasja Beslik of the financial services group Nordea writes that the only practical way for governments to promote corporate tax transparency is to force businesses to disclose their revenues and tax payments in every jurisdiction in which they operate.

  • EU Considers Deterring "Aggressive" Tax Advice

    November 28, 2016

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on measures to deter tax advisers in the EU from proposing tax planning schemes to help corporations and others avoid taxes, including by implementing at the EU level a "mandatory disclosure scheme" for tax advice that might be viewed as overly "aggressive."

  • IEA Calls for Use of Global Energy Efficiency Standards

    November 16, 2016

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an interview with Brian Motherway, head of energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency, praising the use of global standards in regulating how businesses and investors reduce energy consumption in their operations.

  • Google Implements ISO "Sustainability" Standards

    November 16, 2016

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an article from a Google "sustainability" officer describing how the internet giant has used global environmental and social standards to reduce its environmental impacts and has received a certificate of recognition for implementing ISO guidelines on "energy management."

  • NGO Calls for Reporting on IFC Development Projects

    November 11, 2016

    In line with efforts to impose public reporting requirements on companies under the global business and human rights agenda, the nongovernmental organization Inclusive Development International is releasing a series of papers calling for bolstered reporting requirements for development projects funded by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation.

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