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human rights due diligence legislation

ReconAfrica’s Okavango venture and the push for mandatory human rights due diligence in Canada

In an ecologically fragile region of southern Africa, Calgary-based company Reconnaissance Africa Energy is exploring for oil. The project has sparked alarm around the globe, as environmental groups and community leaders warn of possible threats to critical food and water supplies, local livelihoods and endangered wildlife.

Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian supply chains, calls for stricter import controls and new due diligence law

Canada’s enforcement of a ban on importing goods produced by forced workers will fall short of standards set by the U.S. example unless Ottawa strengthens its policies, according to a report released today by Above Ground.

Consensus Starting Points: Framing a Canadian Discussion on Human Rights in the Global Operations and Supply Chains of Canadian Companies

Canadian businesses, civil society, labour and government are looking for the best path forward to prevent and eliminate adverse human rights impacts in the global operations and supply chains of companies based in Canada and/or doing business in Canada. Above Ground and 34 other civil society groups have proposed a series of consensus starting points as a basis for further dialogue.