EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) sets out new responsibilities for companies to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for human rights and environmental impacts in their operations and supply chains.

Knowledge Bank

What you need to know about the CSDDD

The CSDDD was developed by the European Union to promote sustainable and responsible corporate behavior. It mandates that companies conduct due diligence on their supply chains to identify and address human rights and environmental impacts. This directive applies to large EU companies, high-impact sectors, and non-EU companies with significant operations in the EU. Failure of noncompliance can result in civil liability and financial penalties.

How BanQu helps you with CSDDD Compliance


BanQu’s blockchain-based solution offers a transparent and unalterable ledger for recording every step in the supply chain. This functionality not only provides companies with the ability to monitor their chain of custody but also offers stakeholders and regulators clear insights into the compliance and sustainability practices being upheld.


BanQu's blockchain-based platform enables secure and transparent capture of primary due diligence data. By providing an immutable record of transactions and interactions across the supply chain, BanQu ensures that companies can easily access and verify the information needed for due diligence processes, making compliance reporting more streamlined and manageable.


BanQu prioritizes data security and privacy, incorporating advanced blockchain-powered encryption and compliance measures to protect data. Its platform is designed to comply with GDPR and other relevant data protection regulations, ensuring that companies can manage their due diligence data from throughout their supply chains without compromising on security. This approach not only aids in ongoing CSDDD compliance - and beyond - but also reinforces a company's commitment to ethical data practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is are the specific requirements of CSDDD?

Under the CSDDD, companies must identify, mitigate, and remediate any potential adverse human rights or environmental impacts throughout their operations. Companies will need to conduct these due diligence assessments at a minimum of every 12 months, and will also be required to pubslighing an annual statement outlining their due diligence processes, efforts, and results.

What is the CSDDD enforcement timeline?

Kickstarting the journey to Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) is critical for businesses to ensure timely compliance. Here's a detailed look at important, upcoming CSDDD milestones and dates:

  • 2024 Spring: The final text of the CSDDD is expected to be approved by the necessary EU bodies and subsequently begins.
  • 2024 Fall: The EU Commission is set to provide model contract clauses as an implementation tool for businesses.
  • 2024-2026: During this period, EU Member States will be begin implementing CSDDD provisions into their domestic legal frameworks.
  • 2026-2027: By 2026 or 2027, the CSDDD will take effect across the EU, marking the directive's full implementation. From this point onwards, in-scope companies must fully comply with the directive's requirements, incorporating due diligence processes into their operations to address and report on human rights and environmental impacts.

Please note that the size of the company will affect the specific compliance timelines:

  • Over 5,000 employees and turnover of €1.5 billion will have three years to comply
  • Over 3,000 employees and a turnover of €900 million will have four years
  • Over 1,000 employees and a turnover of €450 million will have five years
Why use BanQu for CSDDD compliance?

BanQu’s blockchain-based solutions help companies capture verifiable, unaggregated data throughout their supply chains, simplifying the process of generating reliable, compliant CSDDD reports.

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