European Union Backs New Supply Chain Human Rights Law (.PDF Download)

March 27, 2024
The European Council approved a new directive that creates legal liability for companies as it relates to supply chain environmental and human rights violations.

The European Council just approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), which creates legal liability for companies relating to environmental and human rights violations within their supply chains. The CSDDD (or, “European Supply Chain Act”) origin’s date back to early-2022, when the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.

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