Event recording: CSDD – Making it Work

Event Recording can be found here !

28th February 2023, 12:00-14:00 at Press Club Europe

Organisers: RBC wg in cooperation with ECCJ and BHRRC

This event will gather multiple stakeholders to address the following pressing questions from different perspectives: what makes effective human rights and environmental due diligence? What is needed to provide real change for workers in EU value chains? 

The discussion will pave the way to a debate on how this historic opportunity could serve to effectively ensure justice for victims, departing from the actual experiences of workers, as well as business representatives. 

The first-hand testimonies will be canvassed to clearly illustrate some key required elements for the European Union’s planned Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. 


(This programme includes confirmed speakers)

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome from MEP Heidi Hautala 

12:05 – 12:35 The Chain 

  • Natalie Swan (Business Human Rights Resource Centre) 
  • Zoya Surana (Partners in Change, Delhi) 
  • Maria Pia Bianchetti (UNICEF) 

12:35 – 13:10 The Duty 

  • Joseph Wilde-Rausing (SOMO Centre for Research into Multinationals & OECD-Watch) 
  • Sar Mora (Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions) 
  • Lisa Nathan (UNI Global Union) 

13:10 – 13:25 Lunch  

13:25 – 13:55 Access to Justice 

  • Anosha Wahidi (Head of Unit, Sustainable Transformation of Global Supply Chains, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) 
  • Professor Robert McCorquodale (UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights) 
  • Ana Leyva (CooperAcción, Perù)  

13:55 – 14:00 Thanks and final comments from MEP Heidi Hautala

*Lunch provided 

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