National Action Plan

In the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP), the Federal Government sets out, for the first time, the responsibility of German companies along supply and value chains. The Action Plan aims to help strengthen human rights and shape globalisation in a socially responsible manner.

The NAP serves to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights adopted in 2011. It details what the Federal Government expects, both from state institutions and companies, with regard to the protection of human rights in supply and value chains. The Action Plan was compiled in a consultation process involving numerous stakeholders from business, policymaking and civil society.

On the pages that follow, you will find further information about the NAP, the Federal Government’s commitment, and the concept of corporate human rights due diligence. You will also learn about the remedies and redress available to those affected by human rights violations.

Information on the NAP