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Parliamentary questions
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18 December 2019
E-004489/2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Rory Palmer
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Due diligence reporting on human rights and environmental issues for EU companies

Parliament has repeatedly (in 2018, 2017 and 2016) called for enforceable EU legislation that would require European companies and companies operating in the EU to undertake mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence in their global operations and supply chains, as well as to enhance access to judicial remedy for victims harmed by corporate misconduct in the developing world.

Will the new Commission consider proposing a mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence regime for European companies and companies operating in the EU?

What concrete steps can be taken to ensure EU companies and those operating in the EU adhere to globally recognised human rights standards, and that they are accountable for the human rights or environmental risks and harms that they generate in their business operations?

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