A proposal from the European Commission for a company duty on human rights and environmental due diligence is an important step to build upon.
Isabelle Schömann and Claudia Saller
Isabelle Schömann is confederal secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, in charge of company law and workers participation. She is a former member of the European Commission regulatory scrutiny board and was senior researcher at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. Claudia Saller is co-ordinator of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), a network of 19 organisations across Europe advocating for binding rules on corporate accountability. She is a member of the advisory board to the European Parliament’s working group on responsible business conduct.