CSR Europe supports capacity building on business and human rights

In 2014, the European Commission introduced the Directive on Non-Financial and Diversity Information, which was followed up in 2015 by the UK Modern Slavery Act. Shortly after came the French Law No. 2017-399, the European Regulation on Conflict Minerals, and the Dutch Child Labour Due Diligence Law. 

This growing regulatory body is increasingly asking companies to publicly state their stance on non-financial and human rights issues, and to practically show what actions they are taking in these areas.

CSR Europe has developed its new Issue Insight on Developments in the Field of Human Rights Reporting for European Companies to aid companies in understanding what these regulations imply for them. This Issue Insight provides an understanding of:

  • Which legislation will apply to your company;
  • What the expectations and required actions are for companies; and,
  • What the consequences of non-compliance are for companies

Understanding how these regulatory developments will affect your company is an important first step which CSR Europe aims to help you take.

We have a variety of tools and insights regarding how to advance on the business and human rights agenda in a practical way:

  1. Our Business and Human Rights local training offer to support members’ affiliates and headquarters across Europe
  2. Upcoming European training event on business and human rights for HQ sustainability managers on December 11, 2017 (registration opening soon)
  3. The Management of Complaints Assessment tool (MOC-A) for businesses to gauge the effectiveness of their human rights grievance mechanisms - To get assessed, please contact Alice Pedretti (AP@csreurope.org).

More information about CSR Europe’s work on supply chain sustainability and human rights

For further inquiries, please contact Alice Pedretti (AP@csreurope.org)

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