Germany’s Supply Chain Due Diligence Act was adopted in June 2021. This Quick Guide provides an overview of the legislation (as of July 2021) and practical suggestions on preparing your supply chain for the upcoming changes.
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Germany is the latest European state to introduce national legislation on human rights due diligence. Germany's new supply chain law aims to create an obligation for businesses to conduct human rights and environmental due diligence at all tiers of their supply chains.
The new law, which was adopted in June 2021 and takes effect on January 1, 2023, intends to hold companies responsible for ensuring adherence to social and environmental standards in their global supply chains. Businesses that fail to comply with the supply chain law’s requirements may face civil liability and be subject to administrative fines, while victims of human rights abuses would be entitled to file damage claims before German courts.
Download our quick guide to learn more about the impact of Germany's new supply chain law on your business, and discover what practical steps you can take to protect your global supply chain from ethical risk.
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