November 2013 Local Group Monthly Action - EU transparency

The EU will be adopting a directive requiring all large EU companies to provide non-financial information in their annual reports, which includes information on the human rights, social and environment impacts and risks of their activities throughout their supply chain.  Amnesty, along with other groups, has been campaigning for several years for the introductions of this reporting requirement as will help to raise standards by putting in the public domain more relevant information about the impact of companies.

The European Commission estimates that only 2500 out of the 42000 EU large companies are at present formally disclosing non-financial information and much of the information provided is inaccurate, irrelevant and difficult to compare.

We now need to put pressure onMEPs on the key committees discussing this proposal to both strengthen the directive (by supporting the proposed amendments) and to ensure its successful passage.

Here are the key MEPs:

Vicky Ford - East of England
Richard Howitt - Eastern of England
Bill Newton Dunn - East Midlands
Mary Honeyball - London
Dr Syed Kamall - London
Jean Lambert Green - London
Claude Moraes- London
Fiona Hall Lib Dem - North East
Stephen Hughes - North East
Sajjad Karim - North West
Arlene McCarthy - North West
David Martin -  Scotland
Alyn Smith  - Scotland
Catherine Stihler - Scotland
Sharon Bowles- South East
Nirj Deva - South East
Peter Skinner -South East
Keith Taylor Green - South East
Giles Chichester - South West
Dr Kay Swinburne- Wales
Phil Bennion - West Midlands
Michael Cashman - West Midlands
Malcolm Harbour-  West Midlands
Sir Graham Watson-  South West
Rebecca Taylor- Yorkshire & Humber

The full instructions are below and sample letter can be downloaded below.

Find your MEP on the European Parliament website

Downloads
November local group monthly action (background)
Sample MEP letter