Event: EU Due Diligence Legislation – Achieving Impact

Thursday 8 June 2023, 15.00-18.00 CET, European Parliament, Brussels, Antall 6Q2.

The event brings together MEPs, company representatives, officials from the Commission and Member States as well as civil society organizations to discuss the EU Due Diligence Legislation and what is needed to achieve genuine positive impact for the people and the planet. We gladly welcome you to join the discussion on 8th June at the European Parliament.

Registration for in-person attendance at the European Parliament has closed, but you can follow the event online on Thursday, June 8th, at 15.00.

15.00 Welcome
MEP Heidi Hautala 

15.05 Opening remarks (video message
Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice  

15.10 Keynote speech 

Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (2016-22) 

15.20 Panel 1 – How to make the CSDD directive work in practice?
Moderator: MEP Anna Cavazzini

Josetta Nousjoki, Fairtrade Finland
Jaap Reijnsdorp, CEO, Schijvens
Lene Bjørn Serpa, Director and Head of Corporate Sustainability & ESG, Mærsk

Comments from the DG JUST Lucrezia Busa, Adviser to the EU Commissioner for Justice and Consumer Protection

Comments from civil society Ben Vanpeperstraete, ECCHR

Q&A from the audience

16.25 Panel 2 – What tools are required to support the objectives of EU due diligence legislative architecture?
Moderator: MEP Saskia Bricmont

Yenkong N Hodu, Professor of International Economic Law
Guus Houttuin, European Partnership for Responsible Minerals
Jan Noterdaeme, CSR Europe
Daan Wensing, CEO IDH

Comments from DG TRADE,  Dora Correia, Director TRADE C, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Asia (II), Trade and Sustainable Development, Green Deal

Comments from civil society, Giuseppe Cioffo, CIDSE 
Q&A from the audience

17.30 Closing Remarks, MEP Heidi Hautala

17.45 Refreshments and networking

18.00 End of the event

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