EU Supply Chain Sustainability Law Lands


15 March 2024

Today, EU Ambassadors agreed on the final text on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The law requires businesses to conduct responsible corporate behaviour with regards to human rights and environmental considerations, including in their value chains inside and outside Europe, and take measures to counteract and prevent adverse effects of their operations. 


Now the final text is expected to be soon approved by the European Parliament, before officially being adopted by EU Ministers. SolarPower Europe issued the following statement in reaction.


Anett Ludwig, Head of Supply Chains at SolarPower Europe (she/her) said: 


“This is a pivotal moment in upholding European ESG values. Together with the recently agreed Forced Labour Ban, the CSDDD is an integral tool to support supply chain sustainability. 


Companies need legislative certainty to manage their compliance requirements effectively and efficiently, and through these latest political decisions, the solar sector now has a path forward to reinforce our supply chain sustainability in line with law. To ensure legislative coherence – and the clearest path possible – we ask that the CSDDD is referenced within the final text and implementing guidelines of the Forced Labour Ban regulation.”

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