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

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

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.

MEP Letter to Commissioners: Deforestation regulation requires supply side measures

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have sent a letter on the 7 October 2021 to Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Sinkevicius and Commissioner Urpilainen on the need to have substantive supply side measures as part of the upcoming deforestation regulation proposal.

President Von der Leyen’s reply to EP Groups’ presidents

Commission’s president Ursula von der Leyen replied on the 28th July 2021 to the letter on the expectations towards the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance legislative initiative, by the presidents of EPP, S&D, Renew, GreensEFA and the Left political groups. Von der Leyen emphasizes the need of ensuring consistency and coherence and avoiding duplication in the work

ECCJ report: Suing Goliath – barriers to victims of BHR abuses to accessing justice

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) has released a report that looks at 22 recent major civil cases against EU companies. Through these cases the report identifies serious and systemic barriers to justice, which prevent victims of business-related abuses from accessing judicial remedy. Even where accountability standards can hold corporations liable, claimants often face

Global deforestation and leather in EU’s car production value chains

Through the journey of leather, this “Supply Chain World Map“, prepared with the collaboration of MEP Anna Cavazzini and Earthsight, illustrates the extent to which European consumption is unwittingly driving deforestation. The map shows how leather used in the cars of some of Europe’s largest automotive firms is linked to illegal deforestation in Paraguay. The illustration

MEP letter to Commissioners on Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have today, 22 June 2021, sent a letter to President von der Leyen and 13 commissioners reiterating some of the key demands of the European Parliament’s legislative own-initiative resolution regarding the upcoming proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance. To:President Ursula von der LeyenExecutive Vice-President Frans TimmermansExecutive Vice-President Margarethe VestagerExecutive