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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

Sector dialogues

Overview: Sector dialogues

Automotive Industry

About the dialogues

Setting up the dialogues

The role of the Federal Government

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

Sector dialogues

Overview: Sector dialogues

Automotive Industry

About the dialogues

Setting up the dialogues

The role of the Federal Government

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

Implementation support

In the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP), the human rights due diligence obligations of companies for global supply and value chains are set down in a fixed framework. Additionally, the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichengesetz – LkSG) adopted in summer 2021 makes it mandatory for the first time for large German companies to exercise due regard for human rights in global supply chains.

The Federal Government would like to help companies implement human rights due diligence. In this context, it has collected various forms of implementation support, which provide companies with the necessary know-how and offer assistance with concrete challenges. This overview is updated regularly and does not claim to be exhaustive. Here you will find all known sources of guidance that are available in English.

This guidance is intended both to help with implementation of the NAP and to help companies get ready for when the Supply Chain Act enters into force in 2023.

Information on the topic

Sector dialogues

As part of the implementation of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP), the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs conducts sector dialogues. The aim of the dialogues is to provide guidance to companies in sectors with particular human rights challenges and to support them in adequately implementing the NAP requirements on human rights due diligence.

Information, advice, training and networks

A wide range of information, advice and training services on corporate due diligence is available for interested companies. Numerous networks also help with implementation. The various organisations and the services they provide are presented on the pages that follow.

Guidance documents

In the implementation of the NAP, guidance documents can provide initial orientation and support.