Posts by Quirijn Foeken

How to start gaining insight in your textile supply chain

By Quirijn Foeken | May 22, 2019

When we talk to people in the textile industry, like brands and retailers, we see that most of these companies have similar goals and similar challenges. They want to create a more sustainable...

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Dutch Senate votes ‘Yes’ on child labour law.

By Quirijn Foeken | May 15, 2019

On May 14, the Dutch Senate voted yes on a new law that requires companies to commit to reducing child labour in their supply chain. This law, The Child Labour Due Diligence Act , was already...

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ChainPoint at the OECD forum in Paris

By Quirijn Foeken | April 24, 2019

This year, ChainPoint will attend the 2019 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains that will take place from 23 till 26 April in Paris. ChainPoint's CEO Johan Zandbergen will be on a panel to...

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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation to take effect in 2021

By Quirijn Foeken | April 10, 2019

In 2017, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted a new regulation regarding the import of so-called conflict minerals. These new set of new regulation will take effect in 2021:...

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Nagoya Protocol ABS track and trace obligations – How ChainPoint can help

By Quirijn Foeken | April 07, 2019

In 1992, 150 nations signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the Rio Earth Summit. Then, in 2014, the United Nations’s Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) entered...

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Sustainable timber sourcing and due diligence

By Quirijn Foeken | January 14, 2019

The European Union Timber Regulation, or the EUTR, is part of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the EU. By banning the sale of illicitly sourced timber and...

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ChainPoint to attend International Green Week 2019

By Quirijn Foeken | January 10, 2019

ChainPoint will be attending the International Green Week in Berlin on January 18-27. This year will be the 84th time that the International Green Week will take place. At this event, over eighty...

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Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable

By Quirijn Foeken | January 08, 2019

Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025. Deputy Prime Minister...

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Traceability and supply chain mapping in cosmetics supply chains

By Quirijn Foeken | November 22, 2018

There are many technical functionalities that can help improve sustainability in cosmetics supply chains such as audit management, supplier assessment or certification management, but there are...

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The French Duty of Vigilance Law as a trend

By Quirijn Foeken | November 14, 2018

In February 2017 the French government passed the Duty of Vigilance Law, known in France by its full name “Devoir de vigilance des entreprises donneuses d'ordre”. The law requires large companies...

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