Commenting on today's vote in the Council of the EU (General Approach) on the Supply Chain Directive (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive), the Confederation of German Employers' Associations states:
Berlin, December 1, 2022. "The Council's planned positioning on the Supply Chain Directive is hasty and a mistake. The German government should vehemently oppose it. In this form, the directive will overburden companies of all sizes and industries. Crucial problems of the legal text have not been solved, and the consequences of the regulation are unforeseeable. The overly broad scope of application will burden small and medium-sized companies in particular with unmanageable obligations. The scope of the due diligence obligations and the question of liability are not defined with legal certainty. The first discussions in the European Parliament on the directive also suggest that regulation will be unrealistic."