About the group

About the group

Working group was founded to bring further expertise to the European parliament on topics related to responsible business and to increase discussion between various stakeholder groups and EU institutions.

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Members

Members

Responsible Business Conduct working group gathers MEPs from most political groups
of the European Parliament.

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Resources

Resources

European Parliament decisions and reports related to responsible business conduct.

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EP RBC Working Group: EU is well placed to show leadership with its future due diligence legislation

EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, made a landmark announcement last month in a webinar organized by European Parliament’s Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Working Group. The group represents the key MEPs working on Business and Human Rights across political groups and parliamentary committees.  Mr. Reynders declared that in 2021 he will propose a Mandatory Human

European Commission promises mandatory due diligence legislation in 2021

RBC Webinar 29 April 2020 Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders announced yesterday that the Commission will introduce a legislative initiative next year on mandatory due diligence for companies.  Commission is currently preparing a public consultation on sustainable corporate governance and due diligence, which will inform the Commission’s legislative proposal. Commissioner Reynders made his announcement in

Investors call on mandatory human rights due diligence

A group of 101 international investors representing over US$4.2 trillion in assets under management have joined forces to call on governments to put in place regulatory measures requiring companies to conduct ongoing risk management regarding risks to people associated with their business activities. Known as “human rights due diligence,” this process involves a company assessing

Cancelled: Due diligence discussion with Commissioner Reynders

Due to precautionary public health measures taken by the European Parliament  related to coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak, all events/seminars/external visits in the European Parliament are cancelled for the next three weeks. Please read more here about the decision taken by the Parliament. As a results, the long awaited event with Commissioner Reynders on the Commission’s

Commission’s Due Diligence Study launched

The Study of due diligence requirement through the supply chains focuses on due diligence requirements to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for adverse corporate impacts (abuses of human rights, including the rights of the child and fundamental freedoms, serious bodily injury or health risks, environmental damage, including with respect to climate). It examines existing market

Landmark research shows troubling poor quality of reporting on sustainability issues

Published by Alliance for Corporate Transparency, initiative led by Frank Bold The Alliance for Corporate Transparency, a collaborative initiative launched by Frank Bold, analysed the information that companies disclosed on their environmental and societal risks and impacts following the requirements introduced by the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive. The research arrives at the same time that

Consumer Co-ops: Enablers of Ethically Sound Supply Chains

On 23 January, Euro Coop hosted in Brussels the Roundtable ‘Ethically Sound Supply Chains: A Consumer Co-operative Perspective’ in partnership with the Vice-President of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala. Consumer co-operatives were pinpointed as key enablers of ethically sound supply chains because of their unique values-based business model. Euro Coop Vice-President Albino Russo opened the event by stating: