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Human rights and decent work in global supply chains: the Council approves conclusions

Brussels, 01/12/2020 - 16:02, UNIQUE ID: 201202_24
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EU News 337/2020

The Council approved conclusions calling on member states and the Commission to promote human rights in global supply chains and decent work worldwide.

For the first time, the Council asks the Commission to launch an EU Action Plan that is focusing on shaping global supply chains sustainably, promoting human rights, social and environmental due diligence standards and transparency by 2021. This includes a call for a proposal from the Commission for an EU legal framework on sustainable corporate governance, including cross-sector corporate due diligence obligations along global supply chains.

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