Once again we had the privilege of participating in this campaign that finally seems to be gaining momentum.
With the initiative of a coalition of several NGOs, Espirito Mundo and its collaborators have been entrusted with the realization of a scenic play of great impact. A 4 meter high mountain with climbs made especially for the occasion represented the effort to reach justice in the corporate world. Climbers were hired to perform while activists and parliamentarians denounced impunity in various parts of the world.
The project had the collaboration with Recyclart and the plastic artist Fouad Hachmi.
Renzo Dalvi Coordination
The text of Lara Wolters, Member of the European Parliament was approved in the @europeanparliament by 366 votes in favor ‼️
The coalition of NGOs and MEPs who succeeded in obtaining a directive (not a resolution) on corporate duty of care.
More info here https://corporatejustice.org/news/eu-parliament-gives-green-light-to-corporate-due-diligence-law-but-still-leaves-grave-loopholes/
🔴 “Immense victory at the European Parliament against the impunity of multinationals, and snatched from lobbies ready for any lie to protect their delirious profits on the altar of human rights and the environment.”
➡️ The very large corporations, Total, Zara, Vinci that violate human rights and trash the environment without being held accountable, it’s over!
➡️ Watch Manon Aubry’s speech last Thursday at the European Parliament to celebrate this victory after 4 years of fighting.
Marie Toussaint’s press release https://www.marietoussaint.eu/cp_devoir_de_vigilance
Speech by Saskia Bricmont MEP
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
JUSTICE IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
100+ NGOs and trade unions
The European Union says it wants to protect human rights and lead the way to a sustainable future.
But after decades of European companies exploiting workers, destroying natural habitats, displacing communities from their homes, driving carbon emissions and chopping down trees for corporate profit – and with corporate lobbyists working hard behind the scenes to make sure nothing changes – you’d forgive us for being sceptical.
People and the planet have paid the price of crooked corporations for too long. And quite frankly, we’re over it.
A fairer world is just around the corner: one where business respects the rights of workers and the lives and livelihoods of communities, elevates producers out of poverty and allows the planet to thrive. One where people around the world can get justice if they have been harmed by bad business.
With rules to hold businesses accountable, the products we need will no longer be tainted by suffering and destruction.
In early 2022, the EU proposed a law to turn corporate accountability into a reality. But this is just the first step to cleaning up supply chains built on exploitation.
We need your help now to stand up against corporate lobbyist attempts to water down the proposal.
We must defend rules that really make business more just. Rules that work for you, us, and the planet we depend on. Because Justice is Everybody’s Business.