EU considering sanctions on company supply chains

Euractiv | Sep 14, 2021 at 5:24 PM
  • The European Commission is considering sanctions to tackle environmental damage and human rights abuses in Europe’s supply chains, according to Nils Behrndt, acting deputy director-general at the executive’s justice department.
  • Many EU companies are sourcing supplies from entities based in countries with lower social, human rights or environmental standards and the identification of the risks related to this is weak.
  • It is essential that due diligence covers the whole supply chain or companies can still export environmental damage and human rights abuses to countries outside of the European Union with laxer rules while claiming ignorance, he warned.