Green & ethical consumption

The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has said that agreement has been reached on a globally-recognised set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and on preparing a report on guidelines on the use of minerals from conflict areas. See more information here.

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Standards Australia is developing a new standard, DR AS/NZS 5377 – Collection, storage, transport and treatment of e-waste. This standard is intended to guide industry in complying with Product Stewardship legislation expected to pass through federal parliament this year. The legislation is part of the government’s National Waste Policy which aims to minimise dumping of…

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St James Ethics Centre has released “Responsible Business Practice in Australia”, a report to the Australian Government. It was launched at the 12th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development at Parliament House in Canberra on 16 July. The report reviews the key lessons learnt from St James Ethics Centre’s national ResponsibleBusiness Practice Project, which…

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