Screening Suppliers for Human Rights or Environmental Abuses

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, "Germany is set to force companies to screen suppliers for environmental violations and human-rights abuses, such as illegal mining and child labor...Under the bill, any company based in Germany with 3,000 employees or more has two years to set up compliance procedures to monitor and stop abuses within its supply chains. They must also create an alert system that would allow third parties and victims to safely report any abuse...Companies with annual revenue of more than 400 million euros (around $484 million) that fail to meet the requirements could . . .

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