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Overview: CSR

Background

Overview: Background

Sustainability and CSR

International frameworks: guides for global business

Benefits for companies

CSR national

Overview: CSR national

National CSR Forum

CSR Policies in Germany

CSR international

Overview: CSR international

The EU's CSR policy

CSR: the global dimension

Overview: Business & Human Rights

NAP

Overview: NAP

About the NAP

Overview: About the NAP

Objectives

Development of the Action Plan

Four action areas of the NAP

Original version of the NAP

Monitoring

UN Guiding Principles

NAP International

Commitment of the Federal Government

Overview: Commitment of the Federal Government

The state's duty to protect

Activities of the Federal Government

Cooperation with stakeholders

Corporate due diligence

Overview: Corporate due diligence

Federal Government expectations

Five core elements of due diligence

Access to remedy and remediation

Supply Chain Act

Overview: Supply Chain Act

Background and development

Implementation by enterprises

FAQ

Europe

Overview: Europe

EU initiative for supply chain legislation

EU regulation on conflict minerals

EU Timber Regulation

G7-Presidency 2022

Implementation support

Overview: Implementation support

Information, advice, training and networks

Overview: Information, advice, training and networks

Information and advice

Networks and training

Guidance documents

Overview: Guidance documents

General guidance documents

Sector-specific guidance documents

An initiative by: CSR

Overview: CSR

Background

Overview: Background

Sustainability and CSR

International frameworks: guides for global business

Benefits for companies

CSR national

Overview: CSR national

National CSR Forum

CSR Policies in Germany

CSR international

Overview: CSR international

The EU's CSR policy

CSR: the global dimension

Business & Human Rights

Overview: Business & Human Rights

NAP

Overview: NAP

About the NAP

Overview: About the NAP

Objectives

Development of the Action Plan

Four action areas of the NAP

Original version of the NAP

Monitoring

UN Guiding Principles

NAP International

Commitment of the Federal Government

Overview: Commitment of the Federal Government

The state's duty to protect

Activities of the Federal Government

Cooperation with stakeholders

Corporate due diligence

Overview: Corporate due diligence

Federal Government expectations

Five core elements of due diligence

Access to remedy and remediation

Supply Chain Act

Overview: Supply Chain Act

Background and development

Implementation by enterprises

FAQ

Europe

Overview: Europe

EU initiative for supply chain legislation

EU regulation on conflict minerals

EU Timber Regulation

G7-Presidency 2022

Implementation support

Overview: Implementation support

Information, advice, training and networks

Overview: Information, advice, training and networks

Information and advice

Networks and training

Guidance documents

Overview: Guidance documents

General guidance documents

Sector-specific guidance documents

Europe

EU regulation on conflict minerals

What support can be given to ensure that important minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold are responsibly sourced and that armed groups in conflict zones do not finance their activities through the mining of these minerals?

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission agreed on key points on 15 June 2016 in tripartite negotiations on the draft EU regulation on conflict minerals. It sets up supply chain due diligence requirements for certain minerals and ores (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) from conflict and high-risk areas. In particular on the core issue of due diligence obligations being binding a breakthrough was possible: They will now be binding only for the upstream part of the chain (i.e. from mine to smelting plant, thus covering the bottleneck of the raw material supply chain) as well as for importers of metallurgical products. The Regulation entered into force on 8 June 2017 following the tripartite negotiations and the adoption of the draft EU Regulation by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. A transitional period is provided for to ensure the efficient implementation of the Regulation. The starting date for fulfilling due diligence obligations in supply chains is therefore 1.1.2021.

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