Policy and ESG regulations

Understand how new policies and regulations are impacting commodity markets across the globe

Track global policy changes and ESG regulations

New policies and global ESG regulations change and evolve as commodity markets strive to meet greener, more stringent decarbonization targets. In the agriculture market, regulations have an impact all along the supply chain. Whether for the collection of used cooking oil or in changes to biofuel mandates, these markets must comply with regulatory requirements and report on their sustainability credentials.

In the new generation energy industry, new legislation requires a digital battery passport for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, as well as a compulsory carbon footprint declaration. The US government’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is likely to have significant consequences for the global battery materials supply chain, and financial incentives from the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) will mean some businesses will re-examine their investment opportunities. Global metals markets are also under growing scrutiny as decarbonization goals become more important to governments and corporations.

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Read the latest market coverage on global policy and ESG regulation changes

Global ESG regulations and changes to government policies have a critical impact on commodity market supply chains. Read the latest news and insights from our price reporting and editorial teams on policy and ESG regulations below.

Graphite companies Nouveau Monde Graphite, Novonix and Westwater have all announced offtake agreements in a developing US anode supply chain to comply with that country’s generous subsidy scheme under the Inflation Reduction Act and to ease the current dependence on China for material, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday February 15

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A decade after the Koniambo nickel joint venture in New Caledonia was inaugurated with great fanfare by the French president, its major industrial partner and operator, Glencore, announced it was putting the asset on care and maintenance and planned to sell its stake.

Major aluminium producers Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Century Aluminum have been accused of pocketing vast sums of money from the sale of aluminium products to the beverage industry in the US at inflated prices – and of potentially colluding to do so

Published in a recent Gaftaworld issue, Tim Worledge, editorial director at Fastmarkets Agriculture shares his view on oilseeds and veg oils 2024 demand outlooks

The 45 projects slated to produce the biofuel could produce up to 1.7 million tonnes of sustainable jet fuel by 2023, analysis from Transport & Environment showed

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