This month, the EU Council adopted its negotiating position on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive(#CSDDD). We’ve seen mixed reactions to the Council’s proposed amendments, which (among others) include the below changes:
While this completes the negotiations in the Council, the European Parliament is still debating avariety of positions – once completed, the Council, Commission and Parliament can start negotiating the final text of the CSDDD (all eyes on you, 2023 👀)!
But regardless of the small print, momentum is building internationally for legally binding instruments that regulate the activities of transnational corporations. Therefore, while the finer details are being hashed out, businesses need to adopt their approach, ideally usingthe #UNGPs and #OECD framework as a guiding star. This requires an integrated corporate strategy on human rights and the environment and the adoption of tools that allow for a risk-based approach.
So regardless of what the finer details will hold – act now on what we know is certainly coming and get your business ready!
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