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Mandatory Environmental and Due Diligence Legislation

Netherlands Forthcoming 2021

Following delays of EU Corporate governance directive, Dutch gov announced they will develop mandatory environmental and due diligence legislation. The decision to introduce Dutch legislation is in line with the government’s previous position to start the drafting process in the event of no or slow progress at the European level. The government coalition parties must now include this agreement on the introduction of the legislation into the coalition agreement by 2023.

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Earlier this year, a detailed and substantiated bill for Responsible and Sustainable Business was submitted to the House of Representatives, which forms the building blocks for this legislation.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Status

Forthcoming

Country

Netherlands

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2021

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal