EU-wide legislation on mandatory human rights due diligence and what it means for your business
Join our webinar to learn more about the EU Directive on Mandatory Human Rights, Environmental and Good Governance Due Diligence and how it will impact your business.
An EU study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain shows that a voluntary approach is not sufficient to promote business respect for human rights. In order to stop bad conduct and make companies more accountable on their supply chain when it comes to human rights/modern slavery, the EU has taken action to approve mandatory due diligence legislation.
On 10 March 2021, the European Parliament approved an outline proposal for the “EU Directive on Mandatory Human Rights, Environmental and Good Governance Due Diligence” (the Directive).
The European Commission has now been tasked with drafting a formal legislative proposal for the Directive, to be presented to the European Parliament in summer 2021.
Although the Directive is not expected to come into force until late 2022, companies will need to start preparing now to ensure they are ready when the new requirements kick in.
In this discussion you will learn:
- What are the aims of the directive?
- Who will have obligations under the directive?
- What will companies need to demonstrate to comply and what assessment needs to be done
- If the EU directive is passed, how will it impact the German due diligence act?
- For international companies, does the EU directive cover procurement/supply chain activities that occur outside of EU?
- How will the EU Directive interact with the German Due Diligence Act, Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz?
Date & Time
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