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Putting the Environment in Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

17 May 2021

Putting the Environment in Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

Ensuring corporate accountability for environmental impacts in the upcoming EU directive on sustainable corporate governance

As the European Union develops its future sustainable corporate governance directive, a number of civil society organisations published a briefing that outlines why and how environmental protection must be integrated into companies’ due diligence requirements alongside respect for human rights.

It is critical that the directive provides specific requirements for environmental protection and covers all potential or actual adverse impacts on the environment and mechanisms to remedy environmental damage.

The briefing has been endorsed by ActionAid, Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, CIDSE, ClientEarth, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Fern, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Forest Peoples Programme, Global Witness and WWF.

Categories: Briefing notes, Sustainable Supply Chains

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