Why we need a law to protect workers, people, and planet from bad business
Too many companies are operating with impunity around the world. They wreck the environment, abuse workers’ and trade union rights, kick indigenous people off their land or support modern day slavery. Those who stand up to corporate abuses around the world are often fired from their jobs, thrown in jail, go missing or worse.
The European Commission is finally ready to consider a new law to hold businesses accountable for their impact on people and the planet. These rules on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence should require all companies to make sure human rights and the environment are not being harmed in their global operations and supply chains. The EU can and must use its power to set ambitious standards in the fight to hold business accountable.