Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including environmental ESG criteria, a new law that allows the government to provide used computers to nonprofit refurbishers, some data security tips for the new year and the new EU waste shipment regulation.
The business world is embracing ESG reporting as a tool to provide more insight on ESG performance and compliance, improve investor transparency, and become more environmentally aware. Separated into three categories, ESG refers to the policies a company has regarding how it handles environmental, social, and governance matters. Many businesses have implemented ESG criteria,and others will not partner with another company unless they also have implemented ESG reporting.
New Law Allows Government to Provide Used Computers to Nonprofit Refurbishers
Congress recently passed a 2023 spending bill, which includes a provision updating how the federal government is allowed to dispose of its used computers. In efforts to bridge the digital divide and provide electronic supplies to those in need, language in the bill was changed to allow the federal government to provide surplus and repairable used computers directly to nonprofit refurbishers.
Data Security Tips for the New Year
It’s a new year, but data security is still a major concern and more important than ever. During the pandemic, many people began working from home and still choose to do so, which means some people use their personal devices for work. Whether you are in-office or at home, hackers are evolving just as quickly as technology, and it’s crucial to stay alert and informed about new data security threats.
The EU has a New Waste Shipment Regulation
In efforts to recognize the need for improved recycling and waste management capacity within the EU, the European Parliament recently adopted a negotiating position with EU member states to make revisions to the EU’s Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR). If passed, the revisions would phase out plastic waste exports to industrialized, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries over the span of four years, as well as prohibit EU plastic waste exports from developing, non-OECD countries.