The European Commission should start listening to its citizens and come out with concrete plans to enhance corporate accountability, at home and abroad, urge Jerome Chaplier, Urs Rybi and Sandra Cossart.

Earlier this year, eight EU parliaments sent a letter to the European Commission, urging the institution to take serious action and develop an ambitious legal proposal requiring corporate respect of human rights.

While the Commission is slow to respond, France is already debating a bill on corporate duty of vigilance for human rights abuses, and Switzerland is preparing for a referendum on corporate accountability.

Article originally published in Euractiv.