Developing an Environmental & Human Rights Mandatory Due Diligence Framework
Date & Time: 15 September, 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.
After completing the course participants will be able to :
- Identify key legislation developments internationally
- Describe mandatory due diligence requirements
- Describe the key reporting requirements
- Identify recognised due diligence standards, for example OECD
- Provide definitions on due diligence
- Identify specific due diligence requirements
- Set the scope of their due diligence systems
- Understand how to embed due diligence into their operations