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Overview: Commitment of the Federal Government

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G7-Presidency 2022

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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

NAP

Sector-specific guidance documents

Depending on the business model, company size, position in the supply and value chain or geographical context, very different challenges arise when implementing human rights due diligence. The following guidance documents provide an overview of sector-specific challenges and approaches to solutions in this respect.

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

This guide is aimed at companies dealing with minerals from conflict and high-risk areas in the course of their business activities. Using the example of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, the elements and options for action of responsible supply chain management are presented step by step.

Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publication:
2016 (third edition)
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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas [PDF]
Further information:
OECD

Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labor in mineral supply chains (OECD)

The OECD has developed practical measures to identify and combat the worst forms of child labor in mineral supply chains. It supports companies in identifying, taking into account and mitigating the risks of child labor in their mineral supply chains. This guide builds on the OECD's due diligence guide to promote responsible supply chains for minerals from conflict and high-risk areas.

Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publication:
2017
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Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labor in mineral supply chains [PDF]
Further information:
OECD

OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains (OECD)

This guide is aimed at companies dealing with agricultural supply chains through their business activities. The guideline deals in particular with the topic of corporate strategy and shows elements and possibilities for action of responsible supply chain management on the basis of a 5-step plan.

Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publication:
2016
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OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains [PDF]
Further information:
OECD

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector (OECD)

This guide provides companies in the extractive sector with practical assistance in involving local stakeholders. A 6-level plan shows how local stakeholders (e. g. Indigenous populations, mineworkers, trade unions) can be meaningfully integrated into responsible supply chain management.

Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publication:
2017
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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sectorn [PDF]
Further information:
OECD

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector (OECD)

This guide is aimed at companies in the textile and footwear industry and identifies the elements of responsible business based on the OECD guidelines. Based on a variety of practical examples (e. g. Wages, chemicals, child labor, forced labor, overtime, etc.) concrete challenges and solutions for responsible supply chain management will also be identified.

Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publication:
2017
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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector [PDF]
Further information:
OECD

Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (European Commission, Shift)

This guide sets out the specific requirements for corporate due diligence in respect of human rights in the oil and gas sector. Numerous suggestions for the practical application and implementation of human rights due diligence are given and further support offers are named.

Author:
European Commission, Shift
Publication:
2014
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Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [PDF]
Further information:
European Commission

ICT Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (European Commission, Shift)

This guide summarizes the requirements for the respect of human rights for enterprises in the field of information and communication technology. Numerous suggestions for the practical application and implementation of human rights due diligence are given and further support offers are named.

Author:
European Commission, Shift
Publication:
2014
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ICT Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [PDF]
Further information:
European Commission

Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (European Commission, Shift)

This guide provides an overview of the specific requirements for corporate due diligence in respect of human rights in employment and recruitment agencies. Numerous suggestions for the practical application and implementation of human rights due diligence are given and further support offers are named.

Author:
European Commission, Shift
Publication:
2014
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Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [PDF]
Further information:
European Commission

Management Guideline Human Rights in Tourism (Roundtable Human Rights in Tourisum)

This guide provides a clear introduction to the topic of sustainable supply chain management and includes a number of short case studies that illustrate the implementation of an appropriate management approach.

Author:
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourisum
Publication:
2017
Download:
Management Guideline Human Rights in Touris [PDF]
Further information:
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourisum

Sustainable supply chain management for medium-size companies in the chemical industry

This practice-oriented guideline is aimed specifically at small and medium-sized enterprises that are faced with the challenge of developing an effective and efficient management approach. The Chemie3 initiative has carried out a pilot project with medium-sized companies in the sector on "Sustainability in Supply Chains", the experience of which has been incorporated into the guide. The guide provides an overview of the basics and guidance for the step-by-step establishment and development of a pragmatic approach to sustainable supply chain management. It is complemented by a toolbox, which includes, among other things, a checklist for the inventory of current supply chain management and a basic code of conduct.

Author:
Chemie3 the Sustainability Initiative of the German Chemical Industry
Publication:
2018
Download:
Sustainable supply chain management for medium-size companies in the chemical industry [PDF]
Further information:
Chemie3

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