ECCJ publishes updated map & comparative analysis of mHREDD laws & legislative proposals in Europe
ECCJ has updated its comparative analysis of the different mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) laws and legislative proposals in Europe.
This comparative table provides an overview of the specific provisions in the laws adopted or being discussed at the national level, as well as in the legislative proposals put forward in different European countries.
The table analyses the status of each law and legislative proposal; their company, material and value chain scope; the due diligence and reporting obligations they introduce; and the civil liability regimes and public enforcement mechanisms foreseen, if any.
In particular, the table compares the following legal texts:
- European Commission proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence
- European Parliament resolution on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
- French law on the duty of vigilance of parent and outsourcing companies
- German law on the corporate duty of care in supply chains
- Norwegian law on business transparency and human rights and decent working conditions
- Dutch parliamentary proposal on responsible and sustainable international business conduct
- Austrian parliamentary motion for a resolution on a supply chain law
- Belgian parliamentary proposal on the corporate duty of vigilance and care in value chains
See also here for an overview of national & regional movements for mHREDD in Europe, compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.