Developing an environmental & human rights mandatory due diligence framework
Date & Time: 15 September 2020, 09:30 -12:30 BST
The European Union has recently announced plans to develop a legislative proposal by 2021 that requires businesses to carry out due diligence in relation to the potential human rights and environmental impacts of their operations and supply chains. The announcement has been welcomed by civil society, which has long campaigned for due diligence requirements to be enshrined in law and leading businesses. Business and organisations should be considering how to prepare for this legislation. There is also other legislation, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act and the Australian Modern Slavery Bill that requires organisations to report on their due diligence systems to address modern slavery.
This course will provide an overview of the key legislation developments covering mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence and provide practical support on how to ebbed the due diligence.