20 January 2023 | Position
The Commission's proposal for "due diligence for companies with regard to sustainability" must not overwhelm companies.
Human rights due diligence is part of the self-concept of our member companies. Therefore, we support a workable European due diligence directive that creates a level playing field. However, the due diligence obligations that go beyond direct contractual relationships, additional civil liability and an application to mid-sized companies are impracticable. In these respects, the European Commission’s proposal for a directive is in urgent need of amendment.
The complete position paper from VCI and BAVC can be found in the download area at the top of this page.
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