European Parliament to Decide on New EU Rules to Stop Corporate Abuse

Publication date: 26 May 2023
Author: Oxfam

On Thursday, 1 June, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on the EU’s new rules to make companies accountable for the damage they cause to people and the planet: the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). If the European Parliament fails to vote in favour of ambitious amendments, the final text risks being a far cry from what is needed.

“The same week the EU parliament commemorates the ten-year anniversary of Rana Plaza, some MEPs are seeking to sabotage a law to protect survivors of corporate abuse. The deal is hanging on by a thread, and Thursday’s vote will reveal who wants to protect people and the planet, and who wants to protect irresponsible companies. If EU lawmakers really want to avoid repeating history, they must stop greedy business from derailing this law”, said Oxfam EU’s Economic Justice Policy Lead, Marc-Olivier Herman, ahead of Thursday’s European Parliament vote on the new EU rules to stop corporate abuse.

Read Oxfam EU's media briefing which breaks down the rules and what MEPs need to do make them stronger.