AFEP’s position on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation and the upcoming delegated act
Following the publication by ESMA of its final advice to the European Commission on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation, AFEP publishes its position on the indicators that companies will have to publish in the application of said article and the future delegated act which the Commission must adopt by 1 June at the latest.
Position on Sustainable Corporate Governance and Due Diligence
AFEP member companies have been engaged for many years in putting CSR at the heart of their strategies and operations. Based on this experience, they have submitted their proposals on sustainable governance and due diligence to the EU Commission in the context of its public consultation.
AFEP Position on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS)
With the new climate objectives, the European Commission intends to revise the EU-ETS. AFEP supports the EU-ETS, and shares its proposals to maintain the competitiveness of companies in a context of increased risks of carbon leakage associated with higher climate ambition.
Consultation of the European Commission – VBER Inception Impact Assessment
The European Commission consulted stakeholders on its inception impact assessment on the revision of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation which expires on May 31 2022.
Consultation of the EDPB – Measures that supplement data transfer tool to ensure compliance with the EU protection of personal data
The Recommendation 01/2020 on measures that supplement transfer tool to ensure compliance with the EU protection of personal data raises serious concerns from companies:
AFEP position on the European duty of care
Consultation of the European Commission – standard contractual clauses (“SCC”) for the transfer of personal data to third countries
The European Commission consulted stakeholders on draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses (“SCC”) for the transfer of personal data to third countries. AFEP, which supports the Commission’s work on the SCC remaining GDPR compliant, nevertheless stress that this must go hand in hand with smooth global data flows. They raise serious concerns:
AFEP Report | Trade & Climate Change: Quantitative Assessment of the Best Policy Tools
European Commission’s call for contribution – Competition policy’s role in achieving the objectives of the Green Deal
AFEP member companies welcome the Commission’s work and stress that competition policy must allow the promotion of projects, cooperation, and technologies favourable to the achievement of the objectives of the Green Deal