Mighty Earth welcomes EU adoption of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Sydney Jones

Press Secretary

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Carole Mitchell

Sr. Director Communications

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The decision comes after weeks of wrangling between member states over the proposed law to hold companies accountable for sustainability in global supply chains

Today, EU member states approved the adoption of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), a groundbreaking law which will regulate how companies selling into the EU market address human rights and environmental due diligence across their supply chains.

Commenting, Dr Julian Oram, Senior Policy Director at Mighty Earth said:

“Weeks of political wrangling has resulted in the Directive being significantly watered down. Nevertheless, this is still a seismic piece of legislation, which will force large companies operating in the EU to prevent human rights abuses and environmental destruction linked to their business activities.”

“With a climate and nature crisis, the world’s biggest companies need to be held liable for the impact their operations have on people and planet. We hope the law overcomes the final hurdle, an adoption vote by the European Parliament next month.”

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