Closing the Gap: Evidence for Effective Human Rights Due Diligence from Five Years Measuring Company Efforts to Address Forced Labour

Momentum is growing for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD), with companies and investors lining up alongside civil society, workers, governments and unions to call for effective laws to oversee rights protections. Delays to the EU's legislative proposal for mHREDD, which will signal a step-change for corporate human rights, must be used to ensure an ambitious standard is set with tangible impacts for workers. Regulatory developments on mHREDD, coupled with import bans on goods produced using forced labour, are on the rise globally. Governments and regional bodies are increasingly recognising non-negotiable standards are a must.

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Categories: CSR Effectiveness Analyses, Supply Chains and Due Diligence
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Know the Chain