OASIS Advisor Elected to UN Economic Commission for Europe Specialist Team

ByJane Ginn

November 18, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland - December 03, 2019: Palace of Nations and Country flags - United Nations Office - Geneva, Switzerland

Congratulations to Harm Jan van Burg, Senior Policy Advisor, International Standards at OASIS Open, on his election as Vice Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)’s Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy. 

The Team of Specialists supports ESG traceability systems for more responsible and sustainable consumption and production patterns (United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12). ESG traceability can allow the global value chain to be managed more sustainably. Technology and information exchange standards play a leading role in supporting traceability in a wide range of sectors, including agri-food, fishery, garment and footwear, minerals, transport and e-waste management. 

Informed decisions for sustainable production and consumption can lead to increased cooperation between countries and more successful climate change policies and actions. Globally-aligned standards can measure targets and help transform climate commitments into action. 

Thank you, Harm Jan, for representing OASIS and being a strong advocate for standards that contribute to the fight against climate change!

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