Due diligence by companies: are we talking about the same thing?

Week of 15 March 2021 Due diligence by companies: are we talking about the same thing? Two EU processes are currently under way that may lead to due diligence legislation. We discussed the first process, for broad corporate legislation, in our summary of the European Parliament’s approved text last week. This first process is in … Continue reading Due diligence by companies: are we talking about the same thing?

Certification does not mean deforestation-free

Week of 15 March 2021 Certification does not mean deforestation-free Greenpeace’s analysis of nine major certifications designed to tackled commodity-linked deforestation identifies the ways in which certification schemes for agricultural and forestry commodities can miss or even conceal companies’ contribution to deforestation and related impacts on the broader environment and on people. In addition to … Continue reading Certification does not mean deforestation-free

Address climate change impacts to meet the human rights responsibilities of business

Week of 15 March 2021 Address climate change impacts to meet the human rights responsibilities of business Many companies and policymakers see their responsibilities towards mitigating climate change and addressing human rights impacts as two separate issues requiring distinct strategies and initiatives. In fact, as the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights … Continue reading Address climate change impacts to meet the human rights responsibilities of business