“Now more than ever, we need mandatory supply chain due diligence to stop corporate abuse and guarantee global solidarity. ” With this Statement, over 110 bishops call for solidarity among all members of our human family and state that without a proper legislation transnational companies will not be prevented from carrying out tax evasion, abusing human rights, infringing labor laws, destroying entire ecosystems. The Bishops argue that in the face of failed voluntarism, mandatory legislation to regulate transnational corporations is the only legislative option to protect communities and celebrate the interconnectedness of our human nature.
The Statement, including the full list of signatories, can be downloaded below in English, German, Spanish, France, Italy, Portuguese. The Bishops statement will remain open to collect even more signatures, especially in the run up to the next round of negotiations of a Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights at the United Nations, this year entering its sixth session.
Contact: Sylvia Obregon, Corporate Regulation and Extractives Officer, obregon[at]cidse.org
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