Our response to environmental problems requires a cross-sectoral and integrated approach to environmental protection. Such integrated approach is key to seeing the broader picture, and avoid false solutions simply shifting the environmental burden from one aspect to another. Our goal is to improve the tools to measure the environmental footprint of organisations and products in order to push economic operators worldwide to know their impact, and perform better. We also strive to ensure the exchange of accurate, transparent and robust environmental information between businesses and consumers.
The international standard on “Chain of Custody” was formally approved as a “Draft International Standard” earlier this month. This is an important step towards the finalisation of the development of a horizontal chain of custody standard, suitable for any commodity, in any supply chain.