EU Member States fail to find an agreement to make business more sustainable
Today, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) regrets that EU Member States couldn’t finalise the adoption of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).
Steve Trent, CEO and founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation said: "We are concerned that the Council of the EU has delayed plans to adopt the CSDDD. This law would mean more sustainable business practices and set the stage for meaningful corporate responsibility. It seems some EU governments are irresponsibly blocking this possibility, and in doing so, they have derailed the legislative process. Protections for consumers, human rights and a sustainable planet for future generations are at stake. Germany in particular should consider whether they want obstructing this law at the eleventh hour to be their legacy."
"The Belgian presidency must work swiftly to assure Member States that the agreement on the table is acceptable for all. It already has business backing and EU consumers are calling out for these rules."
"Time is not on our side. All Member States must unite around this agreement as soon as possible, or risk indefinite delays that the planet and its people cannot afford."
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