As we look ahead into 2024, it’s a time to consider the impact of the sustainability revolution within the evolving “Green” legislative landscape.
We are witnessing an accelerated momentum in laws designed to protect our environment, particularly with heightened regulations on detrimental chemicals such as PFAS, coupled with a robust stance against use of unsubstantiated, unverified green claims (greenwashing). These legislations are not just pivotal for the health of our planet but also bring about considerable challenges for local and global businesses.
How to prepare for the green revolution
Understanding and preparing for your upcoming compliance responsibilities has never been more vital. To aid you in this endeavour, our latest newsletter compiles a selection of recent articles on environmental regulations. These insights are designed to enhance your proactive approach to compliance and risk management in this dynamic landscape.
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Green Claims Directive
Often referred to as the Green Claims Directive, The European Union (EU) Directive on the Substantiation and Communication of Explicit Environmental Claims is expected to be ratified in 2024 bringing with it specific guidelines against greenwashing.
Endocrine disruptors as a target for legislative action
Endocrine Disruptors (hormonally active agents), surround us in everyday life and are present in products from furniture, children’s toys, and air fresheners.
Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles
EU Strategy for Circular & Sustainable Textiles EUR-Lex – 52022DC0141 has far-reaching consequences for those involved in the textile industry.
EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability EUR-Lex – 52020DC0667 forms part of the expansive package of legislative measures under the European Green Deal.
The German supply chain due diligence Act LkSG
The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG), came into force in January 2023, affecting firms in Germany employing more than 3,000 people.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
As part of the European Union’s (EU) expansive collection of legislations and regulations under the Green Deal, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes are featured in pieces such as the revised Waste Framework Directive and the proposed Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles.
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