Companies in Germany and their suppliers will be mandated from 1 January 2023 to comply with The Lieferkettengesetz – or the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Act).
The Act requires companies to operate strong due diligence programs to ensure that their organisation and their suppliers are identifying, preventing and remediating any negative impacts on human rights or the environment.
The penalties can be substantial and failure to comply with these new rules can result in stiff penalties — the legislation provides for fines of up to 2% of the yearly global turnover of the company, as well as potential exclusion from public tender processes.
- 40.3m people are in modern slavery, accordingly by The International Labour Organisation in 2016.
- 24.9m in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriages.
- 167,000 people in conditions of modern slavery in Germany, estimated that year by the Global Slavery Index.
We have developed this essential guide to compliance with the Lieferkettengesetz to help impacted companies understand what the German Supply Chain Act is, which steps to take to ensure compliance, and how to accurately measure the effectiveness of the human rights and environmental due diligence programs within their supply chains.
Download our latest insight-packed White Paper to learn about:
- The Lieferkettengesetz explained
- What are the penalties for failed implementation & human rights violations
- The key compliance requirements for the Lieferkettengesetz
- How to ensure compliance with the Lieferkettengesetz requirements
- Way in which you can achieve compliance with Ethixbase360 and Norton Rose Fulbright innovation solutions