In light of current discussions on how to implement companies’ due diligence through supply chains at European level, AFEP supports a constructive EU soft law approach and warns against the shortcomings of a mandatory duty of care obligation coupled with civil liability which would lead to excessive litigation, the judicialization of the relationship with stakeholders and competitive distortions inside and outside the EU, as the French case shows. Implementing due diligence in highly complex global supply chains is very much challenging. This is why coherent European guidance and case studies in line with international standards are welcome.