Towards more sustainable global supply chains? Company compliance with new human rights and environmental due diligence laws

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dc.contributor.authorSchilling-Vacaflor, Almut
dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Maria-Therese
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-12T06:54:51Z-
dc.date.available2023-07-12T06:54:51Z-
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.issn0964-4016
dc.identifier.urihttp://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/71866-
dc.description.abstractBinding regulations have, recently, emerged in the Global North with the aim of holding companies accountable for environmental and/or human rights impacts throughout their supply chains. This article develops and applies an analytical framework to analyze corporate accountability dynamics in global trade, with a focus on the French Duty of Vigilance (DV) law. We analyze how companies in the agri-food sector have complied with the law as well as the emergence of new accountability dynamics. We find that while companies have improved their due diligence systems over time, they enjoy much discretion to interpret their obligations according to a managerial logic and to disclose information selectively. Nevertheless, the DV law has contributed to new accountability dynamics, wherein civil society can use civil liability to pressure companies to comply. Overall, the article advances our understanding of company compliance with new supply chain regulations and the accountability dynamics activated by such rules.
dc.description.sponsorshipStiftelsen foer Miljoestrategisk Forskning [2016/11 #5]; Svenska Forskningsradet Formas [2019-01386]; The work was supported by the Stiftelsen foer Miljoestrategisk Forskning [2016/11 #5]; Svenska Forskningsradet Formas [Dnr 2019-01386].
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
dc.subjectbusiness and human rights
dc.subjectCORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY
dc.subjectdue diligence
dc.subjectenvironmental governance
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studies
dc.subjectFrench Duty of Vigilance law
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectJUSTICE
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectPOWER
dc.subjectpublic policy
dc.subjectsupply chains
dc.titleTowards more sustainable global supply chains? Company compliance with new human rights and environmental due diligence laws
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09644016.2023.2221983
dc.identifier.isiISI:001007675400001
dc.contributor.orcidhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-0549-8034
dc.contributor.researcheridS-8928-2019
dc.identifier.eissn1743-8934
dc.publisher.place2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEnviron. Polit.
dcterms.oaStatushybrid
local.import.remainsaffiliations : University Osnabruck; Stockholm University
local.import.remainsearlyaccessdate : JUN 2023
local.import.remainsweb-of-science-index : Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-0549-8034-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidScAl731-
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