The EU moves towards sustainable trade

The proposal of the European Parliament is aimed at reducing environmental destruction and to increase human rights protection in the supply chain. Photo: Rainforest Rescue 2014 / Flickr

Of: Aarne Hakomäki and Stephanie Scharmann

On 27 January 2021, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (EP) adopted a draft for a European supply chain law. The draft proposes strict regulations of the environmental standards and human rights within the value chains of companies.

May 3, 2021, English, Magazine, News article

Activism for supply chain laws?

The Supply Chain Law could be a good step to ensure that palm oil, transported in the picture, is sustainably sourced. Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr

Of: Kathrin Hegger

In Germany, an initiative of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is raising awareness of a draft law that can improve the lives of millions of people and the environment: the Supply Chain Act. But broad public recognition is still lacking.

January 30, 2020, Paper, English, Magazine