The recently announced Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) will require loan recipients to report on climate change and sustainability-related risks and opportunities. This reporting will likely require companies to develop forward-looking plans to contribute to Canada meeting its net-zero by 2050 goal under the Paris Agreement. Key takeaways Loan…
The explosive growth of corporate sustainability programs truly affirms the prominence, if not centrality, that many of these programs have within multinational producers across a wide variety of industries.
The uncertainty among producers within the waste diversion industry in Canada over the coming change from an industry-funded organization fee-based model to an individual producer responsibility regime for “brand holders” has principally focused upon those various regulated waste streams at the centre of mandatory diversion.
We are, no doubt, entering a golden age of sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. One trend afoot is the novel use of agricultural inputs in footwear and apparel, such as a corn-derived shoe sole. An interesting product which will, no doubt, capture market interest.
Environment Canada’s Chemical Management Plan continues its assessment of current substances in Canada with a substantial new mandatory reporting obligation for importers and users of approximately 1500 chemicals.
While there has been some hand-wringing over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement following the recent US election, a renegotiation of NAFTA would present the parties an opportunity to rethink their objectives behind the environmental provisions
Environment Canada appears to be stepping back from its ambitious goal of the virtual ban of benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST) in Canada.
Canada has amended its Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations which define and regulate wastes and recyclable materials which are deemed “Hazardous” under the Export Regulations.