The European Union is expected to shortly roll out new legal obligations which could include civil liability for human rights abuses and environmental harm in supply chains. This has important implications for European businesses working in a globalised economy across almost every industry; from fashion brands sourcing from textile factories in South Asia, major technology companies reliant on rare metals mined in Africa or food brands using ingredients farmed in Latin America, for example.
The climate emergency and the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the
need and demand for a more sustainable future.
FTI Consulting experts from Europe, USA and India look at how mandatory human rights due diligence in supply chains has gained urgency, how Europe is responding and what companies should be doing.