Briefing for House of Commons Adjournment Debate on Corporate Governance and Social ResponsibilityWednesday, December 14th, 2016
Globally, billions of people are touched by multinational companies’ international operations and supply chains. One in six workers is part of a multinational company value chain and over two billion people are affected by companies’ supply chain operations. Despite this, there are significant governance gaps that can have serious social and environmental consequences domestically and internationally, threatening the reputation of UK plc.
This briefing has been prepared for the House of Commons Adjournment Debate on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, 14 December 2016. It calls for companies to be required to conduct due diligence to prevent harm to people and the environment, changes to directors’ duties and corporate liability laws, making it easier to prosecute companies and directors for serious malpractice.