Chain law of supply: businesses not to come to expectations

German companies have expectations of the Federal government human rights and social standards in their chains of supply is not fulfilled again. This is accordi

Chain law of supply: businesses not to come to expectations

German companies have expectations of the Federal government human rights and social standards in their chains of supply is not fulfilled again. This is according to Reuters information by Tuesday the outcome of a second round of questions, organized by the government around 7300 of the large companies. Thus, there is a legal obligation to comply with the Standards is more likely.

asking For information 2250 companies had been. Of these, only 455 of them answered this time, again. At the time of the survey, in 2020, have incorporated "significantly less than 50 percent of the company" with headquarters in Germany and more than 500 employees, the human rights due diligence into their business processes to be appropriate, as in the National action plan business and human rights (NAP) is described, it says.

the results of The survey in 2020 differ, therefore, from the results of the survey in 2019. It is, however, already now see that the group of the "fulfillers" has not changed compared to 2019 in its size "significantly". In the past year, about 20 percent had met the requirements.

abuses such as child labour and starvation wages under bind

The law aims to make German companies are responsible for ensuring that suppliers comply with in the foreign social and ecological minimum standards. Abuses such as child labour and starvation wages, for instance in textile factories in Bangladesh should be prevented.

The Federal government had adopted in December 2016, your National action plan NAP. This is implementing the UN guiding principles on business and human rights, adopted in 2011 by the UN human rights Council. The state duty to Protect and the corporate responsibility for human rights be defined in global supply chains. Open is left, whether or not responsibility has to be voluntary or mandatory, will be implemented. The Federal government had previously placed on the voluntary Engagement of the company and to Review a Monitoring set up.

In the coalition agreement it says, but: "If the effective and comprehensive Review of the NAP in 2020 does not come to the conclusion that the voluntary self sufficient obligation of the company, we will be national by law and to us for an EU-wide scheme to use."

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 11:20

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