BRUSSELS – Activities or investments in supply chains which are disproportionately contributing to climate change should be outlawed under new EU diligence laws, a briefing from a group of global NGOs has argued. The briefing, endorsed by WWF and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) among others, has called for environmental protection to be integrated into companies’ due diligence requirements alongside respect for human rights.
“New EU legislation should enforce obligations on companies to reduce and account for their climate change impacts, including but not limited to their own emissions and their indirect greenhouse gas emissions through their global value chains,” states the briefing.
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