E.U.’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive Demands Environmental and Social Compliance

An E.U. directive passed in 2024 requires many large companies around the world to address human rights and environmental issues in their operational chains, including subsidiaries and contract partners. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) is to become part of Member States’ laws over the coming two years, with a few countries adapting existing statutes that already cover the same concerns. This article explores the implications of the CSDDD for large business entities that have an E.U. dimension to their work and for compliance professionals. See “Supply Chain Regulations Call for Increasing Due Diligence” (Dec. 6, 2023).

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