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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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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that the number of people who are uninsured would increase by 17 million in 2018 if the Affordable Care Act was repealed.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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Thirteen European Union States Sign Sustainable Agriculture Proposal

REGULATORY RADAR - A German-Hungarian proposal that aims to boost soy growth in the EU received support, as 13 EU member states have signed the European Soy declaration on July 17, 2017.

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United States reducing enforcement of conflict minerals rule

REGULATORY RADAR - On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that U.S. corporations will no longer be required by the SEC to conduct a due diligence review or an audit regarding sourcing of conflict minerals.

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European Parliament votes to reduce waste

REGULATORY RADAR - The European Parliament voted to reduce waste throughout Europe by 2030. The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70 percent by 2030, from 44 percent today.

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Global code created for foreign exchange market

REGULATORY RADAR - A global code of conduct for the foreign exchange market, unveiled on May 25, 2017, aims to lay down international standards on a range of practices, from the handling of confidential information to the pricing and settlement of deals.

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