How to Prepare for the EU Directive on Corporate Due Diligence and Accountability

It has now been a month since the European Commission closed its consultation into mandatory corporate due diligence and accountability in value chains across the bloc.

Companies today are struggling to get to grips with ESG obligations in value chains; the draft EU directive reduces doubts as to what is expected. 

“In the course of my work I have seen my share of challenging human rights situations. These have left me in no doubt that there is a moral obligation to address ESG issues, and especially human rights abuses, in corporate value chains.” – Ezekiel Ward

How should compliance programs react to these changes? What effects will there be on compliance due diligence, whistleblowing requirements and risk assessments?

We are thrilled to partner with Ezekiel Ward, founder of NorthStar, on this white paper where he showcases his level of expertise in this area by answering the above and more, with a diagrammatic mapping to Northstar’s program design.

Download the whitepaper below.

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Ezekiel (Zeke) is the Founder of NorthStar and is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Volvo Group and Yara International. He prides himself on pragmatic advice, sharing his passion for ethics, compliance and ESG with clients who need creative and intelligent solutions. North Star Limited is a consultancy based in Edinburgh and works with clients globally. Zeke’s LinkedIn profile can be found here.