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French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law 2017

France Current 2017

The French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law places the onus on large companies in France to identify and prevent risks to human rights and the environment that could occur as a result of their business activities. These activities can include those of the company itself, of their suppliers or subcontractors, of companies they control and more. The law, in brief, requires companies to create and implement publicly-available vigilance plans for which they can be held accountable.

Issuer name

French National Assembly

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Status

Current

Country

France

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2017

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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