Off the hook? How business lobbies against liability for human rights and environmental abuses

Corporate lobbyists are fighting a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for human rights abuses and environmental destruction. While some employ outright hostility and are clear that they don’t want the law in the first place, more insidious are those companies that while appearing cooperative, seek to fatally fatally weaken the rules.weaken the rules. We reveal the tactics used to undermine this law that seeks to stop corporate impunity and would require companies to exercise ‘due diligence’ along their global supply chains.

Studies / Research / Report
Friends of the Earth Europe
European Coalition for Corporate Justice [ECCJ]
Corporate Europe Observatory
23 pages
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]