Fighting multinationals’ influence in the law-making process
Multinationals often use codes of conduct or ethical commitments to whitewash their image and seduce consumers, without ever being compelled to effectively match their practices with their declarations. Sherpa aims at transforming soft law, favoured by multinationals, into hard law, more protective of workers, communities and the environment. Indeed, hard law implies legal obligations, and their implementation can be legally enforced before a court.
The impunity of economic actors is often the result of conscious strategies by corporations to limit the regulation of their sector through intensive lobbying, or by organising opacity around their practices.
Sherpa is fighting to uncover these strategies and proposes legislative solutions to counter their impacts.