DETE Signposts Upcoming Business Legal Obligations

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28 March 2024

This month, during Dublin Chamber Council’s plenary meeting, Dublin Chamber acknowledged the administrative burden imposed on businesses, particularly SMEs, in remaining compliant with European Directives. European decisions makers must be conscious of this compliance issue facing Dublin businesses as we approach European Elections in June.  


To streamline the array of European Directives, DETE have signposted the following regarding sustainability and labour in order to ensure responsible business. 

EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) 

The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive sets mandatory standards for how large businesses and listed companies report on the environmental, social and human rights impacts of their activities. 

Proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) 

The proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive will create legally binding obligations on companies to address the adverse environmental and human rights impacts arising from their own operations, their subsidiaries' operations and their chain of activities. 

​EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulatio

The proposed EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation will introduce new product regulations to reduce the negative life cycle environmental impacts of products, increase re-use, repairability, and product circularity, while improving the functioning of the internal market.  

EU proposal on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market.

The EU proposal on prohibiting products made with forced labour, when enacted aims to keep the EU market free from products made, extracted or harvested with forced labour, whether they are made in the EU or elsewhere in the world. 

For more information on these European Directives as well as tools to ensure responsible business, such as the Climate Toolkit 4 Business visit the DETE website here

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