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A Business, Human Rights and Environment Act

Tell the UK Parliament to support a new law against human rights abuses and environmental destruction in supply chains everywhere – a Business, Human Rights and Environment Act.

Add your name to the 126,207 people who have already called for a new UK law!

We’re running a petition to let decision-makers know that: “We need a new law to hold business, finance and the public sector to account when they fail to prevent supply chain human rights abuses and environmental harms.

We’re collecting signatures as a coalition. That means you can sign the same petition via organisations including SumOfUs, Anti-Slavery International, Freedom United, Traidcraft Exchange and Friends of the Earth. And we make sure to add together all the signatures we collect into a grand total, visible on our homepage.

It’s time to protect our rights from corporate abuse – take action for change by adding your name to our call.

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Campaign resources

Frequently asked questions: A Business, Human Rights and Environment Act

This short FAQ explains what we're calling for and how it could make a difference to human rights and environmental justice.

A ‘Business, Human Rights and Environment Act’ – Principal Elements

A coalition of civil society organisations is calling for the introduction a new ‘Business, Human Rights and Environment Act’: a UK ‘mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence’ law, based on the duties to prevent tax evasion and bribery found in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the Bribery Act 2010 – as called for...

A new law to prevent abuse: campaign statement

CORE and more than 20 partner organisations call for a new law to require companies and investors to take action to prevent human rights abuses, worker exploitation and environmental harm in their global operations and and supply chains.

Reports

Debating mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation: A Reality Check

This document aims to counter flawed or inaccurate claims regarding the introduction of mandatory due diligence legislation with liability for companies - and to prevent them from dominating the public and political debate.

Evidence for mandatory HRDD legislation

In the past years, several European countries, as well as the EU, have adopted or started to consider legislation that embeds elements of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) into law.

A UK Failure to Prevent Mechanism for Corporate Human Rights Harms

This report by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law considers whether and how the legal elements of section 7 of the Bribery Act could be transposed into a failure to prevent human rights harms.

News and analysis

UK businesses, investors call for new human rights and environmental due diligence law

36 leading businesses and investors have called on the UK Government to introduce a new legal requirement for companies and investors to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence. A group including Microsoft, Tesco, Primark and Nestlé said: “Legislation can contribute to a competitive level playing field, increase legal certainty about the standards expected...

UK businesses, investors call for new human rights and environmental due diligence law

36 leading businesses and investors have called on the UK Government to introduce a new legal requirement for companies and investors to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence. A group including Microsoft, Tesco, Primark and Nestlé said: “Legislation can contribute to a competitive level playing field, increase legal certainty about the standards expected...