The term “value chain” has expanded in recent years as part of the expanding attention and scope of sustainability and ESG. It now includes activities and uses that are not directly under a company’s ownership or control. Accordingly, the scope of a company’s responsibility is increasing. This is, of course, challenging for management, and controversial.
Once again leveraging its position as the world’s third largest economy, the EU continues to lead the world in protecting the global environment. The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), which became effective on June 29, 2023, will impact agricultural, forestry and business practices around the world.
Allen CampbellNovember 8, 2023
The Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act was enacted on May 3, 2023, and becomes effective in January 2024. It requires in-scope companies and all government organizations in Canada to provide annual reports on how they manage forced labor/child labor risks – in their own operations and their product supply chains.
Allen CampbellOctober 25, 2023
Greenway Steel LLC is pleased to announce that Greenway and McAlan LC are teaming up provide sustainability/ESG information, advice and solutions to the global Metals Supply Chain and Manufacturing Industries, which include Metal Service Centers & Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturing and Transportation Equipment Manufacturing. The Greenway/McAlan partnership provides…
Allen CampbellOctober 13, 2023
Over 1500 cases have been filed in courts around the world seeking relief from climate change. These cases have been based on various legal theories. A recent, highly unusual theory is that such rights are grounded in a state’s constitution. This constitutional theory has successfully argued in four noteworthy cases, one in Montana, the second in the Netherlands, the third…
Allen CampbellOctober 4, 2023
California is enacting two mandatory climate disclosure laws – together called the California Climate Accountability Package. They have been passed in both chambers of the state legislature and now are awaiting the Governor’s signature.
Allen CampbellSeptember 20, 2023
There is substantial business support for Value Chain Sustainability (VCS) laws, such as the European Union’s draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). In recent weeks big companies have come together to call upon their governments to adopt and/or strengthen such legislation.
Allen CampbellSeptember 6, 2023
This is another blog post in our series on Value Chain Sustainability. In a Nutshell: The new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) of the European Union will mandate in-scope companies to disclose “opportunities related to sustainability matters”. This is questionable public policy for many reasons and should be reconsidered.
Allen CampbellAugust 23, 2023
McAlan LC has teamed up with Technologies, Inc. to help client companies “do ESG” well. McAlan brings a wealth of ESG expertise, and B2i brings 20 years of experience creating and deploying digital solutions for public companies to communicate with the financial community. PLANO, Texas, June 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors…
Allen CampbellJuly 13, 2023