On Monday, 28 November, we joined the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and 50 other civil society organisations to send letters to EU ministers asking them to take a constructive position on the corporate sustainability due diligence directive to protect human rights, the environment and climate.
The letter welcomes the efforts of governments to act quickly and commends the outstanding leadership of the Czech Presidency on delivering a workable text. However, rather than living up to international standards and strengthening the European Commission’s proposal, some parts of the draft law have been dramatically weakened while under discussion in the Council.
We urge EU ministers to use their vote on 1 December in favour of a general approach that:
The directive has the potential to be a win-win for citizens, companies, states and the planet but its rules must be robust and based on justice not profit.