October 29, 2020 – In a study on vigilance in the supply chains of minerals used in the energy transition, Sherpa highlights the shortcomings of the measures presented in the vigilance plans of nine French companies, more than three years after the adoption of the Duty of Vigilance Law. Fighting global warming requires a reduction […]
On 27 March 2017, the French Law on the duty of vigilance was enacted. This law is unprecedented and has a clear ambition: to impose a duty of vigilance on large French companies and hold them into account before French courts for human rights violations and serious environmental violations resulting from the activities of their subsidiaries, suppliers and subcontractors in France and abroad.
Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, CCFD-Terre Solidaire and Sherpa note that the French government did not set up any mechanism to monitor the law. Today, we launch the vigilance-plan.org website to identify the companies subject to the law on the duty of vigilance and verify whether they published their vigilance plan. To date, a quarter of the companies identified have not published anything.
Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, French companies are publishing their first vigilance plans. We note that the measures implemented by agro-industry companies are insufficient and do not meet legal requirements. The report of CCFD-Terre Solidaire “Vigilance on the menu” highlights the risks that must be taken […]
Two years after the adoption in France of the law on the duty of vigilance for parent and instructing companies, Sherpa releases its Vigilance Plans Reference Guidance, now available in English. Specially intended for stakeholders and companies covered by the duty of vigilance, it provides a legal analysis of the content and the scope of the law and suggests some legislative improvements.