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

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

Joint civil society statement on delay to SCG initiative

Joint statement on delay to EC’s Sustainable Corporate Governance initiativeWednesday 15 December The EU’s legislative proposal for a Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative, including mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence for EU businesses across their global value chains, and improved corporate accountability, was again expected this month – and was again delayed. With no clear

President von der Leyen reply to MEPs on Access to Justice

President Ursula von der Leyen replied on the 20th December 2021 to the MEPs on the importance of access to justice in the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative. Dear Honourable Member, I would like to thank you and the co-signatories for your letter in which you highlight, on behalf of the Parliament’s Responsible Business Conduct

MEPs Call for Transparency and Information over the Independence of the Commission’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board

MEPs Lara Wolters, Heidi Hautala, Manon Aubry and Pascal Durand have today, 15th December 2021, sent an access to document request to the Commission, requesting access to the 2 opinions of the Commission’s internal quality control body, the Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB) and communication between interest groups and the RSB on the Commission’s Sustainable Corporate

MEP letter to President von der Leyen, Commissioners Reynders and Breton on Access to Justice for BHR victims

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have today, 27th October 2021, sent a letter to President von der Leyen, Commissioner Reynders and Commissioner Breton on the need to ensure in the framework of the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance legislative proposal that victims of corporate human rights violations have access to justice.