News & Positions - June 2021

AIM and amfori input to the Environmental Due Diligence debate

Environmental Due Diligence will be part and parcel of the overall Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and Sustainable Corporate Governance (SCG) legislation the EU is preparing for the autumn as environmental impacts are closely linked to human rights impacts.

Whilst HRDD is well described in international reference frameworks, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, environmental due diligence reference frameworks are harder to come by, with the exception of chapter VI of the OECD guidelines. Together with amfori, the global business association for open and sustainable trade, AIM’s Senior Sustainability & Supply Chain Manager, Katrin Recke, released a commentary on environmental due diligence which was published by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in its blog.