Due diligence becomes competitive advantage

ESG & Supply Chain Management

Sustainability is an increasingly important part of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In this context, supply chain management is becoming increasingly important for companies. This is reflected not least by the introduction of the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LkSG) in 2021.

The LkSG will apply from 1 January 2023 to companies based in Germany with more than 3,000 employees. From 1 January 2024, companies with more than 1,000 employees will be covered. The law requires affected companies to implement human rights due diligence in the supply chain and to create a new function by appointing a human rights officer.

However, smaller and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are not directly obligated by the LkSG are also indirectly affected in any case: Larger companies that fall under the scope of the LkSG pass on their obligations under the LkSG to their potential suppliers. This inevitably means that suppliers who have not had any supply chain management and have not implemented any human rights due diligence obligations in their own supply chain will have to have corresponding structures and processes in place in the future in order to even be considered as a contractual partner.

We will be happy to support you in aligning your company in a sustainable way and take over the implementation of the LkSG for you.

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Our services at a glance:

Implement the monitoring function efficiently

External Human Rights Officer

According to the new LkSG, affected companies are obliged to appoint a human rights officer. If you wish, we can take over this function for you on a permanent basis. The advantages over appointing an internal human rights officer are manifold.

Systematic view - analogue and digital

Risk analysis

Conduct and document a risk analysis to determine human rights and environmental risks in the own business unit and at the direct suppliers. If desired: Use of a digital tool.

Your commitment to upholding human rights

Policy Statement on the Human Rights Strategy

If you wish, we can provide you with a hotline as an additional telephone reporting channel. We prepare the required policy statement on your human rights strategy for you in several languages upon request.

Acting with foresight

Prevention measures

Support in the implementation of necessary prevention measures.

Record information - derive measures

Complaints procedure

Establish a confidential and anonymous complaints procedure for reporting violations of the law or risks related to human rights or the environment.

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BAFA sends first “Reminder” on the implementation of the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LkSG)

In July 2022, the President of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) sent out a first official reminder on the implementation of the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LkSG). The letter went to all companies based in Germany that generally employ at least 3,000 workers....

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Implementation Guidance for the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LkSG)

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