Binding rules in international supply chain have long been demanded by many actors in civil society, including the Greens. Last month, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders announced a long awaited proposal for a European legislation on mandatory due diligence, to be published in 2021. Such a piece of legislation would ensure that companies prevent human rights violations and environmental degradation in their supply chains, and that violations are punished. A due diligence law is also needed and discussed at the German level. Germany will hold the EU Council Presidency from July 2020 onwards. What is in the initiative prepared by the EU Commission? How can the German government promote fair and sustainable supply chains during its presidency?
To discuss these questions, we have invited EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, as guests in the webinar “A European due diligence legislation and the role of the German Council Presidency”.
It will take place on Thursday, 11 June 2020 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
The webinar will take place in German, with English interpretation.
We are also looking forward to hearing many voices from citizens, Parliament members, civil society/NGOs and businesses.
We look forward to your participation.
Anna Cavazzini, MEP & Sven Giegold, MEP