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Unilever’s gone wrong packaging

Auteur: Freek van Til, Projectleader Plastic Engagement, VBDO - 15/05/2024

Unilever has long stood as a giant in the consumer goods industry. However, I strongly question whether this giant is taking the right steps. To my astonishment, last week in the FD, I read about their weakened goals regarding plastic […]

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Investors call for global, binding regulations on plastic

08/11/2023

An international coalition of nearly 30 institutional investors, led by the Dutch Association of Sustainable Investors (VBDO), sent a letter to members of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) governments. The letter calls on the HAC to maintain an ambitious approach […]

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Nikko Asset Management joins long list of financials calling for plastic reduction

17/10/2023

Nikko AM is the latest to join a large, worldwide engagement group of investors, becoming a signatory to the investor statement calling out among others for the reduction of single-use plastics. In May this year, a coalition of a little […]

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Investors demand strong plastic packaging rules from EU

19/07/2023

Top European investors are calling on the EU Parlement institutions to deliver strong regulation on packaging and waste. They want the proposal to maintain the European Commission’s ambition on waste prevention and reuse, measures they consider critical to protect returns […]

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Investors with US$10 trillion AuM call on corporates to drastically ramp up action on plastics

04/05/2023

185 investors with US$10 trillion in combined assets under management, have signed a statement demanding companies adopt a more radical approach to reduce their reliance on plastics. They are calling for intensive users of plastic packaging – such as FMCGs […]

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Call on investors: sign our investor statement on plastics

28/03/2023

The VBDO calls on all its members and other institutional investors to sign our investor statement on the use of plastic by companies. The entire current plastic lifecycle poses a growing threat to the environment, climate, biodiversity, human rights and […]

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Supermarkets and FMCGs are not taking responsibility to reduce plastic

23/11/2022

Publication: Publicatie: Plastic Perspectives - An overview of the plastic activities of European and UK grocery retailers and FMCGs

Research among 18 European and UK multinationals shows that supermarkets and FMCGs are predominantly focused on recycling. Companies should aim for more ambitious and concrete targets to effectively reduce plastic use according to Plastic Perspectives, a report by the Dutch […]

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VBDO Webinar: Plastic Perspectives

02/11/2022

Plastic perspectives: an overview of listed EU+UK FMCGs and grocery retailers’ plastic strategy Note: This webinar is in English On November 23rd, VBDO presented her most recent study on plastic footprints, ambitions and plastic lobbying in listed European and UK […]

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