Due diligence as a tool for the food, agriculture and tourism workers to hold companies accountable

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We are back at it again and this time, Syndex is teaming up with EFFAT to provide their affiliates and policy makers with a training on due diligence in a in a 2-day online event.

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Over 50 participants from trade unions all over Europe are coming together on 17 and 18 March in an online event to discuss ‘Company Due Diligence and non-financial information: threats or new leverages for workers’ representatives?’


On Thursday, participants will debate the political framework of due diligence in two panel discussions. One will reflect on ways towards a binding European legislation and the other  on how a binding UN Treaty on business and human rights could support due diligence and non-financial reporting of companies. 

Panelists will include Lucrezia Busa, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Reynders; Isabelle Schömann, ETUC Confederal Secretary; Claudia Saller, Director General of ECCJ (European Coalition for Corporate Justice); Paul de Clerk, Economic justice coordinator at Friends of the Earth Europe; Ruwan Subasinghe, Legal Director at ITF and Jill McArdle, Corporate Accountability Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe.

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