Call for input: EU Commission study on regulatory options for mandatory human rights due diligence

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in a consortium with Civic Consulting and LSE Consulting are conducting a study for the European Commission on regulatory options to require business to undertake due diligence for human rights and environmental impacts in own operations and the supply chain. They are currently seeking input from stakeholders including companies to identify current practices and likely impacts of regulatory options on business and other stakeholders. 

The findings of the survey will be anonymous. The survey should take around 35 to 45 minutes on average to complete, and will be open until Friday 26 April 2019.

Companies should click here to take part, all other stakeholders (including industry and business associations) here. More information on the study is available below.


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27 March 2019

Study for the European Commission on due diligence requirements through the supply chain

Author: European Commission

This study aims to provide a detailed examination of the existing regulation and proposals for due diligence in the supply chain in the area of human rights, environment and governance. The study will address the state of play and how it could be improved as regards human rights abuses, including on rights of the child, and sustainability, including on the one hand environmental sustainability and fighting climate change, and on the other hand sustainable corporate governance in a broad sense.

The output from this study will help the Commission in assessing a range of options regarding due diligence through the supply chain and their likely impacts. It will do so by considering various models of due diligence requirements as they are already contained in existing or proposed regulatory and industry mechanisms, as well as current business practices to implement human rights and environmental due diligence.

The contractor's work will include consultations with the relevant stakeholders at the European and national level. It is, of course, essential that as many views and data as possible are included to get a comprehensive assessment...

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