Register for our upcoming webinar 'Preparing for the CSDDD'

Register for our upcoming webinar 'Preparing for the CSDDD'

Human rights and environmental due diligence framework

The GoodCorporation Framework on Human rights and Environmental Due Diligence is a set of responsible business principles which can help organisations to improve the robustness of their management practices in order to identify, prevent, mitigate and remediate their human rights and environmental impacts across their chain of activities.  

Use of this framework will help companies looking to comply with the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D). In line with the directive, our framework defines ‘due diligence’ to mean the whole system of managing human rights and environmental impacts in an organisation’s own operations, its supply chain and certain downstream activities (including transport, storage and distribution). Due diligence covers not just the activity of evaluating adverse impacts, but also management and remediation, as well as the mechanisms used to identify and alert the organisation to adverse impacts.  

Our framework draws directly on the measures set out in the CS3D and follows its structure, while also incorporating best practice and international guidelines. It can be used to ensure compliance with the law, which will minimise an organisation’s potential liability for the fines, penalties and compensation available under the CS3D.

Our framework can form the basis of an analysis against CS3D requirements to help an organisation identify the gaps in its human rights and environmental due diligence processes and procedures. It can also be used to guide the development of a robust human rights and environmental due diligence system.  

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Areas covered by the framework

  • Top-level commitment: senior management actively promotes and communicates on the company’s due diligence system 
  • Due diligence policy and processes: the company has a robust due diligence policy and systems in place to identify, prevent, mitigate and remediate its human rights and environmental impacts across its chain of activities  
  • Combating climate change: the organisation develops a transition plan for climate change mitigation  
  • Stakeholder engagement and grievance mechanism: the organisation consults stakeholders to identify and mitigate its impacts, and has a grievance mechanism procedure in place  
  • Communication: the organisation prepares an annual statement on the key elements of its due diligence system 
  • Monitoring: the effectiveness of the organisation’s due diligence system is reviewed at least annually 

Preparing for the CSDDD | July 31st | 12-12:45PM

Our upcoming webinar, "Preparing for the CSDDD," is tailored for business leaders and compliance professionals navigating the new European Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). After providing background to the legislation, this session will explore why the CSDDD is so significant for businesses, looking at its transformative impact on corporate accountability and sustainability as well as outlining the essential, practical steps that businesses need to take to comply with this new legislation.  

This interactive webinar is designed to equip businesses with the critical knowledge and actionable strategies needed to navigate and comply with this pivotal regulatory framework. Join us to ensure that your organisation is prepared to meet the demands of the CSDDD.

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