The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act
What is the new law?
There is a growing trend around the world to enact due diligence legislation. In 2017, France became the first country to adopt a national law based on UN guidelines. In 2019, the Netherlands approved a child labor law, and the UK has a Modern Slavery Act. In the United States and Switzerland, legislation has been approved, and Hong Kong and Canada are preparing legislation. IndustriALL Global Union's IndustriAll Europe is calling for a due diligence law at the EU level.
Germany's two ministries - the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Labor - have joined forces to enact a federal law by 2021 prohibiting child labor, non-compliance with labor laws, and violations of environmental standards