New human rights laws in 2021, promises EU justice chief

By |april 30th, 2020|due diligence, News, supply chains|

The European Commission will propose new rules on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence in EU companies' global supply chain, the bloc’s justice commissioner has confirmed.

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The EU must stop importing human rights violations

By |februar 24th, 2020|due diligence, human rights, News, trade|

The EU needs to adopt a mandatory due diligence approach to supply chain management to ensure that it stops importing human rights violations, argue Anna Cavazzini and Heidi Hautala.

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A child labour free Europe: How the new Commission can make it happen

By |november 19th, 2019|child labour, due diligence, News, supply chains, Von der Leyen Commission|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to have ‘zero-tolerance’ for child labour in EU trade policy is a promising step. Delphine Moralis explains how these warm words can be turned into concrete actions to improve the lives of millions of children.

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From ‘liberalise and patronise’ to a genuine sustainable trade strategy for the EU

By |junij 17th, 2019|due diligence, EU trade, News, responsible trade, sustainable trade|

The next European Commission must revamp its trade policy for the next five years to focus on sustainability, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.

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Table human rights due diligence law, MEPs tell Commission

By |marec 28th, 2019|CSR reporting, due diligence, European Parliament, Heidi Hautala MEP, human rights, New European Commission, News, supply chains|

MEPs have launched ambitious plans for an EU law requiring companies to carry out human rights due diligence in their supply chains.

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Companies will support EU law on due diligence, but need assurances on liability

By |marec 19th, 2019|due diligence, human rights, News|

Companies will support EU law on human rights due diligence, but want assurances that it will not expose them to increased risk of lawsuits, argues Virginie Mahin.

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