Today marks a significant milestone as a political agreement was successfully concluded on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). This groundbreaking directive will require companies operating within the EU to undertake mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence throughout their value chains.
Just a few years ago, the prospect of mandatory due diligence legislation was merely a dream for most human rights defenders, civil society organisations, academics, and frontrunners companies. Now, this historic moment has arrived, marking 12 years since the approval of the voluntary guidelines for responsible businesses, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
Solidaridad along with the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Rainforest Alliance, and Fairtrade International, have prepared their initial response to this important milestone. Read more at the link.