The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) is set to expire on May 31, 2021, after eight years of making factories safer for more than 2 million garment workers.
Unfinished Business enumerates the ongoing lack of appropriate safety standards in the industry and highlights the urgency for a new enforceable agreement to protect worker's lives.
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January 25, 2022
Legislating Human Rights Due Diligence: Momentum to enact mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation is building around the world. Such legislation is necessary to ensure corporations respect human rights and that victims of corporate abuse have access to justice and remedy. This paper identifies 12 key interpretations of the norms that legislators must get right when establishing HRDD obligations.
December 8, 2021
On Wednesday, 8 December, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and 46 other civil society and trade union organisations sent an open letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen asking her to show that the EU is serious about addressing corporate abuse, following last week’s news that the sustainable corporate governance draft law has been delayed to 2022.
November 30, 2021
Too many companies across the globe have been profiting from exploiting people and the planet. Many European countries are paving the way with laws to make business accountable for these types of corporate abuse, and the EU is stepping up with its own proposal. European civil society has put together this press kit, gathering insight and evidence on the upcoming proposal from the European Commission to make companies accountable – the sustainable corporate governance directive.
November 29, 2021
October 18, 2021
We, the undersigned, strongly call for the adoption and incorporation of open data principles in the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the supporting reporting frameworks.
October 18, 2021
The GSP Platform and the undersigned organisations take note of the draft GSP regulation presented by the European Commission. See this statement for our comments.
August 19, 2021
Factory safety in the garment sector: An assessment of mandatory human rights due diligence obligations of apparel brands (without the Bangladesh Accord)
This August 2021 legal brief by Clean Clothes Campaign, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and Worker Rights Consortium explores legal liability of apparel brands under existing and upcoming supply chain legislation in relation the the possible expiration of the Bangladesh Accord.
July 29, 2021
Bangladeshi labour rights activist and former garment workers wrote a letter (July 2021) to European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Thierry Breton who are jointly working on a legislative proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance about how only a law that addresses the root causes of violations and has accountability at its core will truly transform and protect people’s lives.
July 19, 2021
The crisis is far from over for garment workers during the pandemic. This Clean Clothes Campaign research from July 2021 shows that garment workers globally are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance from March 2020 to March 2021.
July 15, 2021
Clean Clothes Campaign and other human and labour rights organizations are asking the European Commission to develop complementary measures against unfair purchasing practices. Such practices are wide-spread among garment brands and retailers, and they severely inhibit the ability of their suppliers to respect and fulfil the rights of their workers, communities, and the environment.
July 12, 2021
This brief by witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published in July 2021, looks at the progress rate of safety remediation in Inditex supplier factories in Bangladesh and identified outstanding deadly safety risks at those factories.
July 7, 2021
Key considerations for an EU instrument to control the importation of forced labour products into the EU, by seven leading NGO's including CCC.
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