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The EU economy is linked to millions of workers worldwide through global supply chains. This imposes both a responsibility and an opportunity for EU companies to positively impact workers’ rights and environmental standards. In early 2023, Germany took a step towards responsible supply chains with the new Act…

On 14 December 2023, the European Council[1] and the European Parliament[2] announced that they have reached a provisional agreement on the new Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”), which sets out obligations for companies to mitigate their negative impact on human rights and the environment, around issues such…

On December 20, 2023, Public Safety Canada launched its online filing portal and issued guidance with respect to the novel annual supply chain transparency reporting requirement pursuant to the Fighting against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the Act), which comes into force on January 1, 2024 (Guidance). The Guidance provides information…