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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

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

About the NAP

With the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP), the Federal Government has implemented the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights adopted in 2011. What does the Action Plan contain, and what are its background and objectives? What obligations does it create for government and businesses?

Commitment of the Federal Government

The National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP) describes the state’s duty to protect human rights. This includes both the government’s duty to protect human rights in its own activities and its duty to support companies as they implement their due diligence obligations. What does that mean in detail?

Corporate due diligence

Companies have a responsibility to respect human rights. What exactly does the Federal Government expect from businesses in this regard? What support is available?

Access to remedy and remediation

When business enterprises violate human rights, the countries on whose territory and/or under whose jurisdiction the violations take place are required to provide accessible remedies and effective redress. What types of grievance mechanisms are available? Which institutions can injured parties turn to?