Tijdschrift voor Compliance 2022 nr. 4

The Proliferation of Contractual Assurances in Environmental and Human Rights Due Diligence in Supply Chains

prof. mr. M.W. Scheltema1

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Contracts are regularly deployed to regulate corporate practices of suppliers in connection with- environmental and human rights compliance as required by buyers in supply chains. Many buyers, mainly western brands, consider this to be an important means to undertake environmental and human rights due diligence as envisaged by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines). However, the current practices need improvement. 

1. Introduction

Contracts are regularly deployed to regulate corporate practices of suppliers in connection with- environmental and human rights compliance as required by buyers in supply chains. Many buyers, mainly western brands, consider this to be an important means to undertake environmental and human rights due diligence as envisaged by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guide...

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Verder in dit artikel:

1. Introduction

2. Is the reliance on contractual approaches justified?

3. The ABA model clauses for supply chains

4. Are the MCCs the silver bullet for Europe too?

5. Conclusion

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