Joint letter to European Commission calls for an EU action plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Author: Lilianne Ploumen, Ulla Tørnæs, Brian Mikkelsen, Ann Linde, Published on: 12 October 2017

"Joint letter from the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France and Denmark to Frans Timmermans about the missing EU Action Plan on RBC", September 2017

We are writing to you now to raise an important issue: the Commission's plans to continue to work on an EU Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC)... Responsible Business Conduct, including responsible management of global value chains, is a prerequisite for achieving the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda... EU governments have a role to play here, as these issues are strongly linked to governance gaps, such as deficiencies in the rule of law in developing countries and/or weak enforcement by governments... [T]he G20 leaders in their declaration of 7-8 July underlined the importance of sustainable global supply chains... Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and the Netherlands would encourage the Commission to develope an EU action plan on RBC as soon as possible, to provide the European leadership that the world needs...

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