Preparing for the German Due Diligence Act
Watch our webinar recording to learn more about the Lieferkettengesetz and what it means for your business.
The German Due Diligence Act, known as the Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz was adopted by the Bundestag in June 2021 and comes into force from 1 January 2023. The new legislation requires major businesses in Germany to carry out an internal analysis of their operations, introduce preventative measures, and establish an effective complaints mechanism to combat modern slavery risks in their global supply chains.
As the fourth largest economy, Germany has complex supply chain relationships spanning EMEA, and the rest of the world.
The new legislation means companies of a certain size with ties to Germany must also establish robust due diligence procedures to prevent human rights and environmental abuses within their own business activities and supply chains.
In light of the recent adoption, we are hosting an informative roundtable discussion to help you learn more about the Lieferkettengesetz and what it means for your business.
Our expert panel will provide essential guidance to help you understand what’s coming and how to prepare for it. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Deutsches Institut Für Compliance (DICO).
Chair in Public Law & Public International Law,
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lawyer/Co-chair of CSR/Human Rights Working Group
Norton Rose Fulbright
Global Head of Marketing
In this discussion you will learn:
- Discover what Modern Slavery is and how it impacts people globally
- Learn about the human rights and environmental risks in your supply chain
- Gain knowledge of the German Due Diligence Act, and what it means for your business
- Understand your due diligence obligations and how to fulfil them.