EAPN joined a coalition of 13 organisations in a letter to Commissioner McGuinness and Commissioner Schmit calling to extend the current EU Taxonomy framework to include a social and human rights dimension. It is due time for the Commission to publish its report, describing the provisions that would be needed to cover other sustainability objectives, such as social ones. The framework currently only covers climate and environmental activities.
Socio-economic activities making a ‘substantial contribution’ towards social objectives could be those aimed at reducing negative impacts for workers (for example, upskilling / life-long learning programmes for workers in situation of vulnerability or workplace adaptation to make workplaces more inclusive), or those enhancing the inherent positive impacts of an economic activity (for example, improving accessibility to healthcare or housing for certain groups of people).
AGE Platform, CSR Europe, European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network, Eurochild, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), European Disability Forum, EVPA, Finance Watch, Green Economy Coalition, ONCE Social Group, Philea – Philanthropy Europe Association, ShareAction, Social Platform