Rbc Agreements

The objective of this evaluation is to gain an overview of the extent to which RBC agreements are advancing due diligence, in line with OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises and undac lumber and UN guidelines for business and human rights (CNUP) in high-risk Dutch sectors, such as labour environment, corruption or human rights. Since 2016, the Netherlands Social and Economic Council (SER) has overseen the creation of a series of RBC international agreements. The first of these, in the clothing and textile sector, is almost a year old. The agreement on the banking sector is a little more recent. An agreement in the gold sector will be signed on 19 June. Other agreements – in the fields of insurance, food, natural stone, ornamental plants and metallurgy – are in sight. There are also IRBC agreements on sustainable forestry and plant proteins. This agreement defines what Dutch apparel and textile companies have agreed with civil society organisations, trade unions and governments. The agreements aim to ensure that international textile companies act fairly, sustainably and safely and respect the environment and animal welfare. They also provide that participating companies must stop using child labour. The agreement provides support to union members who are intimidated by employers.

Your obligations to account providers: You confirm that you have the right to give us the permission and direction described above. In particular, you confirm that your use of aggregation services is not at odds with the conditions imposed by account providers. Non-RBC account providers may not have accepted and may not be aware of access to their accounts as aggregate accounts. You are solely responsible for verifying the agreements you have with non-RBC account providers to determine whether you are authorized to disclose the information we need to provide you with aggregation services, the consequences of such disclosure and the liability you have for such disclosure. “They are so one-sided and benefit the banks so much that there is no way I can call these negotiated agreements,” said Anthony Daimsis, professor of contract law at the University of Ottawa. The report covers 11 RBC agreements in the following sectors: coal, clothing and textiles, banking, forestry, gold, food, insurance, pension funds, metals, floriculture and natural stones. The agreement on the promotion of sustainable forestry defines what the government has agreed with timber companies, professional organizations, civil society organisations and trade unions. One of its objectives is to ensure that all coniferous wood sold in the Netherlands in 2020 is produced in a sustainable manner.

Other agreements include research on the relationship between Dutch certification of sustainable wood and CSR guidelines, as well as efforts to increase demand for wood, which can be considered sustainable.