On 3 October more than 80 civil society organisations and trade unions launched a call for effective EU legislation that establishes a mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence framework for business, companies and financial institutions operating or offering a product or service within the EU. Why this is needed? Read the document below - Corporate Accountability: Social Rights, Environment, and Human Rights Violations by Lis Cunha and Isabelle Brachet of Action Aid. This is a chapter first published in the Spotlight Report on Sustainability in Europe by SDG Watch Europe, called 'Who is paying the bill? (Negative) impacts of EU policies and practices in the world'. You can find the full report here.