We demand from Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: finally take human rights and the protection of the environment seriously! No more delaying and watering down! Now is the time to ensure respect for human rights and the protection of the environment in global supply chains. Participate and write a protest mail to Altmaier!
A survey is currently determining how many companies in Germany comply with their due diligence requirements for supply chains. The coalition agreement provides for a statutory regulation if more than 50% do not meet these obligations. The economy is strongly opposed to meeting its obligations and tries to prevent such a law. Four business associations have published a statement saying: “We are rejecting the … idea of introducing a national German due diligence law”. [more…]
The renowned journalist Petra Sorge and other journalists have been researching child labor in India for more than a year. They examined the natural stone and carpet sectors. Lobbying associations in India have intensively tried to fend off the impression that child labor could exist in their industries. The remarkable thing: These reports were published also under the name of UNICEF. [weiter…]