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    Rana Plaza: a call for mandatory Due Diligence
    27 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The 24th of April marked the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, and to mark the occasion, the European Parliament adopted a motion calling for mandatory human rights due diligence.
    The deadliest garment factory accident in history
    In 2013, the collapse of this clothing factory killed over 1,100 workers in Bangladesh. Since then, the garment industry has remained under the spotlight of the international community. Yet, the Rana Plaza tragedy points to a broader lack of corporate accountability in today’s global supply chain model.
    The European brands which were sourcing (...)


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    European parliament votes for strong conflict mineral regulation
    21 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Yesterday’s the European Parliament has taken a landmark decision by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. This is a step further toward embedding companies’ responsibility to act with due diligence into law.
    This vote echoes recent developments. A few weeks ago, a parliamentary motion urged for the creation of “a legal obligation of due diligence for EU companies outsourcing production to third countries, including measures to secure traceability and transparency". In France, the parliament voted for a mandatory duty of vigilance. (...)


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    France: Historic Vote for Corporate Accountability
    13 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The French National Assembly passed an historic bill on the 31st March 2015. If approved by the Senate, it would considerably improve French companies’ responsibility for their impact worldwide. The Assembly is now calling for European action.
    The most egregious human rights abuses are taking place in the global supply chains
    With the tragedy of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh still fresh in our memories, it is beyond doubt that there are significant human rights and environmental risks hidden in complex supply chains. However, until now, in the absence of a legal framework (...)


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    Global Business? Global Responsibility!
    21 April, by Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Swiss companies that threaten human rights and the environment through their economic activities abroad must take responsibility. This is the message with which a broad coalition launches the Responsible Business Initiative today in Bern. The initiative seeks to ensure that Swiss companies are compelled to integrate the protection of human rights and the environment in their business practices.
    Catastrophic working conditions in textile factories in Asia or Eastern Europe, abusive child labour in cocoa production in West Africa, toxic emissions in Zambia: Swiss companies are also (...)


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