‘Responsibly sourced’ – the new product quality

The human made global climate and environmental crisis is steadily and inexorably tightening its grip on all parts of the world – with every element of the biome impacted on in some way. The stats below come from a major international report on the status of the world’s environment published in early May ’19. Those…

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24th Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation

Becky and Rod  from our EUTR assessment team will be attending the 24th Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation meeting at Chatham House next week.  Topics to be discussed include Latin America, Capacity building amongst civil society organisations, Public procurement, International timber trade: monitoring change, China & Legality compliance; the private sector response.  We’ll report…

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A glimpse into TRG’s background, inspiration and values.

Track Record’s philosophy has sustainability is at its core – origins, qualities, people and trust. This is the basis of our partnership with our clients, helping to make sure that their entire product range is safe, sustainable and fit-for-purpose. Click on the download link below for a brief description of what TRG is about, and…

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A Message from Frank – Managing Director

Dear all, I am pleased to introduce to you Track Record Global’s (TRG) new monthly newsletter. It is through this that we will offer you industry insights and TRG’s perspective on important developments and discussions in the areas of compliance, supply chain management and sustainability. We will also periodically include updates on what is happening…

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A new edition of BS EN 60065 – safety of electronic components – has been published.

BS EN 60065:2014 replaces BS EN 60065:2002+A12:2011 and constitutes a technical revision. What does the standard cover? BS EN 60065:2014 looks at the electronic safety principles and requirements of electronic components that protect people and equipment surroundings by reducing the risk of injury and damage caused by: electric shock excessive temperatures radiation implosion mechanical hazards…

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A TRG Event – Own-Brand and Private Label products – effective management of reputational and regulatory risk

Join top industry experts, from leading UK retailers and international distributors, for a day long practical workshop on managing the business-critical risks carried by own brand products. The workshop will address questions such as: What are the associated reputational and regulatory risks? Who influences the size of those risks? What is the responsibility of supply…

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Are the wheels coming off the big inspection bodies’ standard factory inspection and pre-shipment inspection model?

The big international, independent, accredited third party inspection companies have facilitated international trade for hundreds of years. They have been the objective eyes and ears of distant importers – ensuring that products manufactured many time zones away from the final client where what was specified in the contract between the tier 1 supplier and the…

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Austrian Company Exposed Offering Bonuses for Illegal Romanian Timber

The largest forest products company in Romania, the Austrian-based Holzindustrie Schweighofer, is suspected of knowingly buying illegally-cut wood in the country. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an environmental NGO, has released a video exposing the leadership of the company knowingly accepting illegally harvested timber, as well as offering bonuses for any further timber supplied. Romania…

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Climate change and supply chain transparency

Up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation and forest , according to The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The negative impacts of climate change will drive a raft of increasingly punitive government regulations and legislation – with big impacts on people’s lives and the way businesses function. In recognition,…

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Climate change and the demand chain – tackling deforestation

Human activity is changing the world’s climate for the worse.  The naysayers sound increasingly strident, isolated and ridiculous. It is unclear whether they are either driven by ego or by some darker short-term commercial considerations. The scientific proof on climate change continues to build, with the negative impacts ramping up.  Governments and global businesses are…

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