Corporate sustainability due diligence

At a Glance 25-05-2023

In February 2022, the European Commission proposed a draft directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, to introduce mandatory due diligence on human rights and environmental criteria, and directors' duty of care. Parliament has long advocated binding EU legislation on this issue, not least in a 2021 resolution. In March 2023, the Committee on Legal Affairs adopted its report on the proposal, calling for a number of changes. The report will be debated during the May II 2023 plenary session, with a view to setting Parliament's position for trilogue.