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

8th March, Event: Remediating forced labour through collaboration – lessons learned from practice

Please register through this link! Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 16.30-18.30, Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1000 Bruxelles Anti-Slavery International, the Responsible Business Alliance, and the European Parliament’s Responsible Business Conduct Working Group are co-hosting a multi-stakeholder conference dedicated to the proposed EU Forced Labour Regulation. This fact-finding conversation will explore how remediation and

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

9th March, Event: How Partnerships complement EU Deforestation Regulation

A discussion on the EU Strategic Framework for Partnerships -> Join us at Press Club Europe on the 9th March at 15:00-17:00. Register here for in-person or online participation ! Programme: Welcome and introduction– Heidi Hautala, Vice President of the European Parliament, Chair of the RBC WG, MEP Greens/EFAStepping up EU action beyond the European Deforestation Regulation

Event recording: How to make due diligence work in agricultural value chains

The hybrid event brought together smallholder farmers from different countries and sectors and key EU decision makers involved in the legislative process of the proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The objective was to hear the views, concerns and expectations of smallholders – who will be directly influenced by the CS3D but are often

MEPs calling EC to take up negotiations on Economic Pact for Sustainable Cocoa

The undersigned MEPs call for the European Commission to enter into negotiations with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire following a proposal by the the 2 largest cocoa producing countries to establish an Economic Pact for Sustainable Cocoa to address the entire value chain of cocoa. An Economic Pact that addresses the key sustainability barrier – a

Over 100 companies, investors, business associations and initiatives call for ambitious EU HREDD

The below statement, signed by Danone, Ericsson, IKEA, Hapag-Lloyd, TK Elevator, Aviva, and Robeco among others, expresses concern at the numerous delays, and urges swift adoption of an effective EU Sustainable Corporate Governance proposal – driving better outcomes for people and planet across global value chains.  The joint statement outlines five key principles to be included in

MEPs Wolters, Hautala, Aubry and Durand: “The Regulatory Scrutiny Board still has questions to answer on Due Diligence delay”

MEPs have received a partial disclosure from the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, in reply to an Access to Documents request, which was made following three successive delays to the Commission proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance, including two negative opinions of the RSB. The request, made on the 15th December 2021, asked for all correspondence and (e)meetings

Open Letter: Risking Effective Sustainable Corporate Governance

Commission President von der Leyen,Executive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans, Margrethe Verstager, Valdis Dombrovskis High representative/Vice-President Joseph Borrell,Vice-Presidents Věra Jourová, Maroš Šefčovič, Dubravka Šuica,Commissioners Virginijus Sinkevičius, Didier Reynders, Thierry Breton, Helena Dalli, Nicolas Schmit, Jutta Urpilainen, Mairead McGuinness 20 December 2021 Dear Commission President von der Leyen, Dear Vice Presidents and Commissioners, As the undersigned organisations, who