Developing an environmental and human rights mandatory due diligence framework
15 September @ 09:30 - 12:30
EU Mandatory Due Diligence
The European Union has recently announced plans to develop a legislative proposal by 2021 that requires businesses to carry out due diligence in relation to the potential human rights and environmental impacts of their operations and supply chains. The announcement has been welcomed by civil society, which has long campaigned for due diligence requirements to be enshrined in law and leading businesses.
Business and organisations should be considering how to prepare for this legislation. There is also other legislation, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act and the Australian Modern Slavery Bill that requires organisations to report on their due diligence systems to address modern slavery.
What will you learn?
After completing the course participants will be able to :
- Identify key legislation developments internationally
- Describe mandatory due diligence requirements
- Describe the key reporting requirements
- Identify recognised due diligence standards, for example OECD
- Provide definitions on due diligence
- Identify specific due diligence requirements
- Set the scope of their due diligence systems
- Understand how to embed due diligence into their operations
Who should attend:
- Environmental managers
- Sustainability and ethical managers
- General counsel
- Compliance officers
- Company secretaries
- Non executive directors
What will it cost?
£495 plus VAT
10% discount available for Sedex members, individuals and NGOs.
Payment can also be made in installments- contact me at email@example.com
Who will deliver the workshop?
Colleen Theron, CEO of Ardea International will personally facilitate the workshop. Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor with more than 25 years’ legal and commercial experience of working with businesses and NGOs across sectors at both strategic and operational level. She provides training at directorial and managerial levels on ESG issues, including environmental, human rights and modern slavery risks.