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European Corporate Due Diligence Act

Assess supply chain partner human rights and environmental practices

In March 2021, the European Parliament published a draft directive that introduced mandatory corporate due diligence requirements in areas such as human rights and environmental practices in an organization's supply chain.

As part of the directive, any organization in the European Union (EU) - whether private, state-owned or publicly-listed - would be required to, "identify and assess potential or actual impacts on human rights, the environment or good governance caused by, contributing to or linked to their operations or business relationships, using a risk-based monitoring methodology that takes into account the impact, nature and context of the undertaking’s operations," and, "review business relationships for the same risks."

Although the directive is not yet law, it is important that any organization that does business in the EU begin assessing their supply chain partners' human rights and environmental practices and develop remediations to mitigate any potential financial, legal or reputational risks before they arise.

Relevant Requirements

  • Conduct due diligence according to the likelihood and severity of adverse impacts

  • Publish a statement, including the risk assessment, data and methodology, concluding that the company does not cause, contribute to and is not directly linked to adverse human rights or environmental impacts

  • Establish and implement a due diligence strategy, reviewed annually

  • Verify that subcontractors and suppliers comply with obligations

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