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VECAP celebrates its 15th anniversary with new Code of Best Practices

In Europe, 83% of all brominated flame retardants are correctly handled with less than 0.001% of emissions for key substances. 
 
Brussels, 16 May 2019 – VECAP, the Voluntary Emission Control Action Program, turns 15 today and celebrates its anniversary with the launch of its new Code of Best Practices. 
 

The President of the European Left met the Pope!

Commenting on his meeting with Pope Francis, Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left (EL):
 
Pope Francis represents the universal values of Christianity, charity, tolerance and brotherhood, especially clearly. Today, I met the Pontifex in Peter Square in Rome and suggested that he initiate a UN Global Conference on Poverty.

CEN and CENELEC signed UNECE’s declaration on gender responsive standards and standards development

Today Ms Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC, officially signed UNECE’s Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development together with 19 of CEN and CENELECs’ national members. With this signature, CEN and CENELEC pledge to support the creation of gender responsive standards.
 

No ‘quick fix’ available for effective risk management in organisations, says ACCA

A new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) uncovers how board-level risk management activities vary in organisations as a result of internal and external factors. The report, Risk and performance: Embedding risk management, highlights common challenges and good practices to overcome risk management difficulties.
 

S&Ds: Udo Bullmann to present roadmap for a sustainable Europe in London

The head of the Group of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Udo Bullmann will travel to London to present the report of the Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality (ICSE) at a conference organised by the LSE Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit (LSE CSS) in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Another Europe Is Possible. 
 
Ahead of the visit, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann said:

European astronauts and young people launch a citizen-led appeal for an ecological Europe

With the European elections just a few weeks away, a citizen-led appeal – Objective Earth – has been launched by, amongst others, Gérard Feldzer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Bertrand Piccard and Jean-Francois Rial. 
 

New research reveals 55% of public worldwide believe auditors ‘could prevent company failures’

  • 55% of ACCA global research believe it is auditors who are responsible for avoiding company failures
  • 34% expect auditors to always detect and report any fraud
  • 70% believe audit should evolve to prevent company failures
 

Europe unites to throw a spotlight on public health

More than 70 events in over 25 countries take place between 13 and 17 May in first ever European Public Health Week

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