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    EU Supply Chain Act finalized - relevant for companies worldwide
    It did indeed take quite a while. And there was indeed a lot of back and forth. But now, it is final and binding: Today, the European Council gave its final green light for the so-called EU Corporate Sust…
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    EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive - Agreement and Text
    A compromise has been found for the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. It seems to have the support of the necessary majorities, although Germany continues to abstain. You can find the pr…
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    European Supply Chain Act close to finalization
    Historic breakthrough in the trilogue negotiations on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): On 14 December 2023, the negotiators from the Parliament and Council reached an initia…
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    European Parliament in support of plans for an European Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
    On June 1, 2023 the European Parliament resolved by large majority vote to adopt its position for the upcoming negotiations with regard to the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSD…
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    New sustainability reporting and extended duties of business managers
    Large capital market-oriented companies, financial institutions and insurance companies with an annual average staff of more than 500 have been obliged to provide non-financial reports since 2017 (s289b(1)…
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    ESG Due Diligence for Company Acquisitions
    ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance and relates to the planning and implementation of sustainability goals and responsible corporate governance. Specific requirements vary, depending on th…
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    Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: Acting Before it Becomes Expensive
    Corporate Sustainability Reporting Is Coming On 10 November 2022, the European Parliament has adopted the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive…
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    German Supply Chain Law: RegE (Government Draft Law), FAQ and EU
    In our blog post "Here we go after all: National Supply Chain Act coming!" of 12 February 2021, we reported: After tough negotiations, the responsible ministers Heil, Müller and Altmaier have reached a com…
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    EU Commission Publishes Study on Sustainable Corporate Governance
    In our latest Newsletter ESG and Law we report on the "Study on directors' duties and sustainable corporate governance" ("Study") recently published by the EU Commission. The Study, compiled by EY on be…
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