Employers must prepare for mandatory human rights diligence
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Jan-Ove Becker is partner and Maria Rutmann is a legal research assistance at vangard|Littler; Guillaume Desmoulin is a partner at Fromont Briens|Littler; and Michael Congiu a shareholder at Littler Mendelson

The role multinational corporations have in ensuring their supply chains remain consistent with applicable international labour and human rights laws is expanding. Designed, in part, to provide better protection for human and environmental rights within the global economy, Germany and other industrialised nations are working to introduce mandatory due diligence obligations to certain corporations.