On the 3rd of October WFTO-Europe, alongside a coalition of more than 80 other NGOs and trade unions, signed a call asking for effective EU legislation that establishes a mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence within the EU. Nowadays still too many conducting business, companies and financial institutions in the EU perpetrate serious abuses and violations of human rights, exploiting their workers, forcing them to live in inhuman conditions, evading taxes and lacking attention to the environment. Current EU policy and legislation fails to adequately address this challenge. It is therefore time to take action and enforce the respect of Human Rights along the global value chains!
You can read more about the call and its signers and download the full statement here.