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EU commits to mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence

In continuation of the discussion about the European Green Deal, Didier Reynders, the European Commissioner for Justice, announced the introduction of a legislation on mandatory sustainable due diligence for companies in 2021. This new legislation aims to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for human rights abuses and environmental damages linked to corporate operations, subsidiaries or value chains. Reynders states that it is modelled on the French “duty of vigilance” law which not only requires companies to show a ‘duty of […]

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