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9 Dec 2020

Friends of the Earth, the European Trade Union Confederation, Arbeiterkammer Europa (AK Europa), Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund (OGB) and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)

EU: Website launched to help people participate in EU consultation on mandatory due diligence

Raise your voice to hold business accountable!

The European Commission is finally ready to consider a new law to hold businesses accountable for their impact on people and the planet. These rules on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence should require all companies, from fossil fuel giants and agribusiness to fashion retailers and electronics makers, to establish effective policies to make sure human rights and the environment are not being harmed in their global operations and supply chains.

But first the Commission wants to hear your opinion on how to design new corporate due diligence rules that would hold business accountable.

A law to protect workers, people, and planet from bad business...

But for this law to work, it must:

  • Cover human rights, environmental and social impacts throughout the whole supply chain
  • Have teeth: companies must face strong penalties if they break the rules
  • Make companies liable for bad practices at home and abroad 
  • Involve trade unions in the preparation of due diligence plans every step of the way
  • Make sure companies always consult with (potentially) affected communities and individuals – and in some cases get their consent 
  • Make it easier for all victims of corporate abuse, trade unions, and civil society to seek justice in EU courts

We need as many people as possible to convince the European Commission to change the rules of the game to end corporate impunity and enforce human rights...

Help us build pressure and have your say until 8 February 2020!