Shadow EU Action plan handed to the EU executive

The chair of the Responsible Business Conduct working group, Heidi Hautala, has handed over the Shadow EU Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to the Director General of DG Justice Tiina Astola, the Deputy Secretary General in charge of Global and Economic Issues at the European External Action Service, Christian Leffler and William Sleath

Sign the Pledge on Business and Human Rights

Sign the pledge here! As the world’s largest economy the European Union (EU) has a particular responsibility to prove leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights against harm linked to business operations.  The obligation to protect requires the EU and its Member States to prevent infringements of human rights that occur inside the

Business and Human Rights Exhibition 12 March 2019

The RBC working group organised an Exhibition on Business and Human Rights at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 11-14 March. At the exhibition the Pledge on Business and Human Rights for opened for signatures for current MEPs as well as Candidates in the European Elections. Below Anne-Marie Mineur’s Speech at the Opening of

Gearing up EU Action

The debate in the EU on responsible business conduct has evolved greatly in the past 5 years and now before the European elections in May, it is time to take stock of where the EU is. But, most importantly we need to look ahead. How do the instruments currently at EU’s disposal serve the purpose