FESI, together with 7 other industry associations co-signed a joint statement on the proposed Regulation prohibiting producgts made with forced labour on the Single market. While supporting the Union’s objectives, the paper calls for a proportionate, risk-based approach under the international frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Tripartite Declaration and Standards that allows companies to prioritise their due diligence efforts and respect the principle of responsible disengagement.

See our joint statement here.