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.

Report to the AMF about Total’s Financial informations & Climate Risks

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 28 May 2020 – Notre Affaire à Tous and Sherpa have reported to the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) potential...

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Op-ed – Making economic actors accountable by governing globalisation through law

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Laundering, Sherpa in the media, Strengthening corporate accountability

This op-ed has been published in Mediapart’s blog on May the 5th, 2020 The accountability of economic actors has been thought of at...

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CSO Open Letter to global investors and financial service providers

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

TO GLOBAL INVESTORS AND FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS: CSO OPEN LETTER ON THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO AMAZON DEFORESTATION IN REPORTED SALE BY...

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Open letter on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

-Press release-en, Strengthening corporate accountability

Open letter on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Dear Ministers, Commissioners, Members of Parliament and of the European Parliament, We are...

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Blog Post – Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for victims seeking justice remain in the Revised Draft treaty

Access to justice, Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Sandra Cossart and Lucie Chatelain wrote a blog post on the Revised Draft treaty, “Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for...

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Time for constructive engagement from the EU and Member States on the content of the Revised Draft of the UN Binding Treaty

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, October 14, 2019. More than ever, citizens are mobilizing for action to stop climate change and corporate activities damaging our...

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Citizens demand the EU stops stalling on a treaty to ensure that businesses respect human rights

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

Citizens demand the EU stops stalling on a treaty to ensure that businesses respect human rights This week saw the publication of the...

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Companies subject to the duty of vigilance under the radar of NGOs

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 27 June 2019 – Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, Sherpa and the CCFD-Terre Solidaire...

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Law on the duty of vigilance: Frequently Asked Questions

Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

France is the very first country with a mandatory regulation for companies, establishing legal obligations to ensure respect of human...

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Vigilance Plans Reference Guidance: a legal analysis on the duty of vigilance pioneering law

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

VIGILANCE PLANS REFERENCE GUIDANCE: legal analysis on the pioneering duty of vigilance law   Two years after the adoption in France of the...

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Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human rights violations perpetrated by transnational company EDF

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

PRESS RELEASE OF THE NGO ProDESC Mexico City, 8th of February 2018 Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human...

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The International Monsanto Tribunal : publication of the ensuing legal opinion

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

The International Monsanto Tribunal is a unique “Opinion Tribunal” convened by civil society to clarify the legal obligations...

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Petition on BNP Paribas and the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi : We have Already Obtained Almost 150 000 signatures!

-Press release-en, Advocacy, International crimes, Strategic litigation, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 6 July 2017 On 29 June 2017, while Sherpa, the SCRC and Ibuka France brought a suit against BNP Paribas for complicity in genocide,...

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Public Response by Sherpa to the National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 9 May 2017 Sherpa welcomes the publication, on April 26th 2017, of a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN...

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