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Regulatory Radar

Delivered monthly, the Regulatory Radar is a briefing on emerging regulatory issues produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  These summaries of recent regulatory decisions keep you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.

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United Kingdom to ban new diesel and gas cars by 2040

REGULATORY RADAR - As part of a broader effort to improve air quality in the environment, the goal of the July 26, 2017 decision is to reduce nitrogen dioxide pollution levels below EU limits in the shortest possible time in order to curb climate change.

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European Parliament adopts resolution on longer lifetime for products

REGULATORY RADAR - In an effort to protect consumers and reduce electronic waste on the environment, the July 4, 2017 resolution requires manufacturers to design products that are durable and repair-friendly.

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Singapore passes mandatory law to curb packaging waste

REGULATORY RADAR - To promote green and sustainable business practices, Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced on June 5, 2017 a new mandatory supply chain law requiring companies to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021.

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Costa Rica aims to eliminate single-use plastics

REGULATORY RADAR - The country's government has announced a sustainability plan to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021 which would promote recycling, which would make it the first country with a comprehensive national strategy to do so.

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Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

REGULATORY RADAR - Leading fashion brands have joined global trade unions in signing a new accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh to redouble their efforts to improve clothing supply chains.

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United States Healthcare Appeal Could Affect Millions

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on July 19, 2017, projecting that the number of people who are uninsured would increase by 17 million in 2018 if the Affordable Care Act was repealed.

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California Extends Cap-and-Trade Program

REGULATORY RADAR - On July 17, 2017, California voted to extend and improve the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030.

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Australia Launches Inquiry into Establishing Modern Slavery Act

REGULATORY RADAR - The Australian government has inquired into whether to enact a Modern Slavery Act, similar to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

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