Strengthening corporate accountability
Climate change, deforestation, forced labour, violations of the freedom of association, armed conflicts: many violations today are caused by economic actors who put profit above human rights and the environment. However, companies that benefit from these violations are only very rarely held accountable. By complicating their value chains through hundreds of subsidiaries, subcontractors and suppliers in different countries, multinationals often manage to dilute any form of legal responsibility.
Sherpa develops and puts forward proposals to better take into account these economic realities and to sanction human rights and environmental violations caused by economic actors.