EU: compromise finally reached on corporate sustainability due diligence directive

European legislators have reached an agreement on companies' due diligence requirements with regard to sustainability. While there was strong pressure to weaken the obligations, 15,000 companies will now have to prevent and mitigate any human rights and environmental abuses along their value chain, under the stewardship of national authorities.

Through Antoine Piel. Published on 14 December 2023 Ă  16h55 - Update on 14 December 2023 Ă  16h55

Whether an agreement would be struck remained in doubt right up to the end, while the question of whether or not to include the financial sector was the subject of fierce debate. Several countries, including France, wanted to see the financial sector excluded,…

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