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Monday, November 26 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Snapshot: Driving human rights due diligence through law - Lessons from the first year of application of the law: major challenges and recommendations for companies

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Brief description of the presentation:
The French duty of vigilance law has operationalized the United Nations Guiding Principles by creating a new legal obligation for large French companies to implement a vigilance plan (risk mapping, risk management, warning systems and monitoring systems) to prevent serious violations of human rights and the environment, and to publish this plan in their annual reports. 2018 was the first year that companies published their vigilance plans. EDH has released a study on the first vigilance plans to show the first trends in the application of the French law by the companies concerned and to identify application challenges for the companies in order to accompany them in their approaches.

Presentation objectives:
This presentation aims to discuss the main results and global recommendations on the management and monitoring of the approach, including on risk identification, alert systems and public reporting.


Françoise Guichard

President, EDH
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Charlotte Michon

Executive Officer, EDH
French Business & Human Rights and duty of vigilance consultant: I support French international companies in the formalization of their global human rights approaches, and in particular in the implementation of due diligence processes as required by the French law and international... Read More →

Monday November 26, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm CET