New study on Due Diligence and EU Institutions’ Public Procurement

Publication date: January 2024 
 122 pp 
Publisher: Policy Department for Budgetary Affairs, European Parliament 


SAPIENS Network’s coordinator and lead researcher, Prof. Roberto Caranta, collaborated with Claire Methven O’Brien on a pioneering report examining the implementation of human rights and sustainability due diligence in the procurement activities of EU institutions.

The report, titled “Due Diligence in EU Institutions’ Own-Account Procurement: Rules and Practices”, was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT). The findings reveal a gap in sustainability due diligence across the European Parliament, European Commission, and EU agencies and recommendations are made accordingly.

Read the full study to discover the key findings and recommendations for more sustainable and responsible procurement practices by the EU institutions.