The European Confederation of Directors Associations warns that forcing big companies to regulate the behaviour of their suppliers could be counterproductive.
It’s become a commonplace approach among lawmakers and regulators: if you want to enforce new rules, get big companies to do it for you among their suppliers. And so it is with human rights due diligence. Although there are concerns that while this approach could bring about compliance, it might dissuade companies from introducing the very business models needed to safeguard human rights.
EcoDa, the European Confederation of Directors Associations, has made it clear that due diligence in supply chains—forcing big companies to regulate the behaviour of their suppliers—could be counterproductive. Indeed, statements from ecoDa’s polic
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