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List of large businesses, associations & investors with public statements & endorsements in support of mandatory due diligence regulation

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover), associations and investors with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (non-exhaustive), last updated in May 2021

This chart is part of our Mandatory Due Diligence portal.

Company (Country)

Employees

Annual turnover (bn €)

Recent source

Refers to discussions in…

Joint Company Statements/Campaigns1

Joint company letter

29 Dutch companies2

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Joint company and NGO campaign

>100 Finnish companies, NGOs and trade unions

Campaign support,
24/09/18 (ongoing)

Finland, EU

Joint company statement

3 of the world's largest cocoa companies plus Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and VOICE

Joint statement, 02/12/19

EU

Joint company statement

70 companies from/with business in Germany plus 2 investor working groups

Joint statement, 09/12/19 (ongoing)

GermanyEU

Alliance for the Preservation of Forests 

8 companies

Statement, 26/05/20

EU

Joint company letter

50 Dutch companies

Letter of support, 25/06/2020

Netherlands

Joint business statement

26 companies, business associations, and initiatives

Joint statement, 02/09/2020

EU

Joint business letter

 

21 companies and associations3

Open letter, 05/10/20

UK

Joint company statement

40 companies

Joint statement, 10/12/2020

EU

Nordic Business Network for Human Rights

12 companies

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Joint business statement

32 companies

Joint Statement, 11/02/2021

Luxembourg, 

EU

Joint business letter 

60 companies and business federations

Open letter, 4/02/2021

Belgium

Joint company, individuals, and NGO campaign

42 companies, 61 organisations and private individuals

Campaign support and petition, 29/09/2020

SwedenEU

Joint company, academics, trade unions and CSOs campaign

110 companies and CSO organisations

Campaign support, 10/2020 (ongoing)

NetherlandsEU

Joint business companies, trade unions, and CSOs initiative

67 members, including business, CSOs and other organisations

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Apparel

adidas (DE)

59'533

23.6

Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

ASOS (UK)

3'000+

3.7

Statement, 28/04/21

UK

Nike (USA)

75'400

32.2

Written evidence to UK Parliamentary inquiry, 11/20

General

Varner (NO)

11'000

1.1

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Automotive

BMW (DE)

134'600

97.5

Wirtschaftswoche, 08/03/19

Germany

Daimler (DE)

298'700

167.4

Tagesschau.de, 24/05/19, company website

 

EU, Germany

Scania (SE)

51'278

15

Campaign support

Sweden, EU

Volkswagen (DE)

667,748

252.6

Watson, 04/12/20, Response to BHRRC, 15/12/20 

EU, Germany

 Banking & Finance

Rabobank (NL)2

41'900

 

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Sampo Group (FIN)

10'000

 

Campaign support

Finland, EU

SpareBank 1 (NO)

1'150

 19.4

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Storebrand (NO)

1'824

 

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Chemicals

Hydro (NO)

36'000

 14.5

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Yara International (NO)

16'000

 10.7

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021; Campaign support, 1/09/2020

EU;Norway

Energy

Statkraft (NO)

4'000

4,7

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021; Campaign support, 1/09/2020

EUNorway

Vestas (DN)

>25'000

12.15

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Engineering 

Danfoss (DK)

27'870

6.3

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

NESTE (FIN)

5'474

15.84

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

50,000+

42

Joint Statement, 11/02/2021

Luxembourg, 

EU

Food

Arla (DK)

19'174

10.5

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Barry Callebaut (CH)

11'500

6

Twitter, 27/03/19, position paper, 02/12/19

EU

BioMar (DK)

1500

1.5

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Coca-Cola Suomi (FIN)4

 

 

Campaign support

Finland, EU

Compass Group

500’000+

28.6

Joint Statement, 11/02/2021

Luxembourg, 

EU

Danone (FR)

105'800

24.7

SPIEGEL+, 07/06/19

GermanyFrance

Fazer (FIN)

15'700

1.6

Campaign support

Finland, EU

Ferrero (LUX)

31'748

10.7

Statement in TV news segment, 13/01/20

EU

Heineken (NL)2

85'600

22.5

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Leroy Seafood Group (NO)

1'800

1.9

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Mars (USA)

80'000

31.4

LinkedIn, 12/03/19, position paper, 02/12/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU, general

Mondelez (USA)

80'000

23.3

EURACTIV, 19/03/19, position paper, 02/12/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

Nestlé (CH)

308'000 

83.2

Response to BHRRC, 12/09/19, Twitter, 02/12/19, joint statement, 09/12/19, company websiteJoint statement, 02/09/20, campaign support

SwitzerlandGermany, NetherlandsEU, general

PepsiCo (USA)

267'000

58.9

Shift report, 11/19

General

The Hershey Company (USA)

16'420

7

The Washington Post, 31/12/19, company website

EUUSA

Forestry

Stora Enso (FIN)

26'000

10.5

Campaign support, campaign support

FinlandSweden, EU

Fragrance & Flavours

Firmenich (CH)

7'700

3.3

Sustainability Report, 10/18

Switzerland

Symrise (DE)

9'647

3.2

Joint statement, 09/12/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20

GermanyEU

Home appliances

Electrolux (SE)

48'652

11.7

Campaign support

Sweden, EU

Pharma

Lundbeck (DK)

 5'475

 2.29

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Novo Nordisk (DK)

42'600

15

Børsen, 19/03/19, Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EUDenmark

Retail

Aldi Nord (DE)

77'661

22.8

Position paper, 09/20, Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

Aldi Süd (DE)

156'899

59

Position paper, 09/20, Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

Coop (SE)

 

3.8

Campaign support

Sweden, EU

H&M (SE)

123'283

20

Shift report, 11/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20, EU Presidency 'Compendium' (also speaking out on liability) 11/11/20, campaign support

EUSweden, general

IKEA (SE)

208'000

38.8

UN Forum on BHR, 28/11/18, campaign support, campaign supportJoint Statement, 27/01/2021

EUSwitzerland, Sweden, Netherlands

Inditex (ES)

176,000 

28.2

Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

Jardines Matheson (HK)3

464'000

86.3

Statement, 30/09/2020

UK

Kesko (FIN)

23'000

10.4

Campaign support

Finland, EU

KiK (DE)

26'900

2

Company website

GermanyEU

LEGO (DK)

18'800

5.22

Joint Statement, 27/01/2021

EU

Marks & Spencer (UK)

78'000

11.3

Written evidence to UK Parliamentary inquiry, 10/12

General

Migros (CH)

105'000

25.3

Tages-Anzeiger, 12/03/19

Switzerland

PLUS Retail (NL)2

 

2.4

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Primark (IRE)

70'000

9

Joint statement, 09/01/20, ZEIT ONLINE, 13/01/20

GermanyEU

REWE Group (DE)

360'315

61.2

Press release, 19/12/19

General

S Group (FIN)

40'700

11.5

Campaign support

Finland, EU

Tchibo (DE)

12'000

3.2

Welt-Sichten, 08/05/19, position paper, 12/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20

Germany, EU

Tesco (UK)3

423'092

62.5

Company website, 05/10/20

UK

Unilever (UK)

150'000

52

Joint statement, 02/09/20

EU

Rubber

Halcyon Agri (SIN)

17'000

2

Twitter, 04/02/20

EU

Technology

Dormakaba (CH)

16'000

2.5

Twitter, 13/06/19, Twitter, 16/12/19

Switzerland

Ericsson (SE)

95'359

20

Response to Swedish Agenda 2030 delegations report, 05/19, Joint statement, 02/09/20, EU Presidency 'Compendium' (also speaking out on liability) 11/11/20

General

Telenor Group (NO)

17'000

12.3

Campaign support, 1/09/2020

Norway

Telia (SE)

20'800

8.4

Joint statement, 02/09/20, Twitter 02/09/20

EU

Trading

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate (NL)2/4

 

 

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Mercuria (CH)

1'000

109.5

Company website, 23/11/17

Switzerland

Trafigura (CH)

4'300

162.2

Twitter, 12/06/19

Switzerland

Wihuri Group (FIN)

5'000

1.8

Campaign support

Finland, EU

Transport

Hapag-Lloyd (DE)

12'900

11.5

Joint statement, 09/12/19

GermanyEU

Business Associations

European Brands Association (AIM)

2500 European manufacturers of branded consumer goods

Position paper (also speaking out on liability), 16/10/2020

EU

UnternehmensGrün

>300 SMEs from Germany and beyond

Position paper (also speaking out on liability), 15/07/2020

Germany

Amfori

>2'300 member companies

Conference publication, 02/12/19

EU

European Cocoa Association

27 effective member companies

Position paper, 12/19

EU

MVO Nederland (NL)

2'000 member companies

Statement on website, 29/04/20

Netherlands

Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NO)

>25'600 member companies

Statement on website, 05/12/19

Norway

Virke (NO)

>21'000 member companies

Dagens Næringsliv, 27/11/19 Norway

Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève - FER (CH)

Business association of Geneva

Letter of support, 27/05/20 Switzerland

Fial (CH)

Umbrella association of 12 food industry associations

Tages-Anzeiger, 16/05/20 Switzerland

Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG)

>2'400 member companies Letter of support, 27/05/20 Switzerland

Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales - GEM (CH)

90 multinational companies each with >100 million Swiss francs of turnover

Press release, 15/06/19, letter of support, 27/05/20 Switzerland

Handel Schweiz/Swiss Trade (CH)

Umrella of 33 trade associations with 4000 member companies

Letter of support, 27/05/20

Switzerland

IG Detailhandel Schweiz (CH)

3 major Swiss retailers (Coop, Migros, Denner)

Letter of support, 27/05/20

Switzerland

SWICO (CH)

600 companies in the ICT sector

Letter of support, 27/05/20

Switzerland

Swiss Retail Federation (CH)

38 retail companies

24 heures, 17/12/19, letter of support, 27/05/20

Switzerland

Swiss Textiles (CH)

200 textile companies

Press release, 26/09/19, letter of support, 27/05/20

Switzerland

Investors

Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable - FIR (FR)

65 investors, insurance companies, banks, advisors and other stakeholders

Position paper, 17/11/15

France

Investor Alliance for Human Rights

105 institutional investors with 5 trillion US dollars in assets under management (ongoing)

Investor statement

General

Investor statement

27 institutional investors

Investor statement, 16/12/19

Switzerland

Most companies with >1 bn € turnover were also listed separately.

This statement relates to the adopted Dutch law that focuses on child labour, all other statements are on mandatory human rights due diligence with a general scope.

3 This statement relates to the planned UK law that focuses on deforestation, all other statements are on mandatory human rights due diligence with a general scope.

4 Company belongs to a larger global group with >1 bn € turnover

All data without guarantee