Initiative Lieferkettengesetz

Protecting human rights and fostering global sustainable development – the European Union has committed to working toward these goals, and in the face of the current crises, they have now become more important than ever.

Yet, all too often, European companies have stood for the opposite. By engaging in unscrupulous business practices, they contribute significantly to dangerous working conditions, exploitative child labor and the destruction of rainforests throughout the world. All too often, people and the environment must pay the price for the profits of European corporations.

The time has come for Europe to take responsibility and pass an effective supply chain law for the EU: this is how Europe can make a real difference for our planet and its people.

We are a coalition of more than 130 civil society organizations, and in Germany, we have already successfully campaigned for a supply chain law. However, due to resistance from the business lobby, this law still has gaps and weaknesses, which is why we need an even stronger EU supply chain law that creates mandatory human rights and environmental standards for companies across Europe.

Dear Europe, yes EU can!

We are part of the “Justice is Everybody’s Business” campaign, a European movement for environmental and human rights due diligence for corporations.

Our own materials and publications are primarily in German; however, we also publish some of our materials in English, which you can find further down on this page.

Civil Society Statement on the EU Commission’s Proposal Civil Society Statement on the EU Commission’s Proposal

Civil Society Statement on the EU Commission’s Proposal

Over 220 civil society groups call for proposed corporate sustainability due diligence law to be strengthened.
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Civil Society Statement on the EU Commission’s Proposal

Over 220 civil society groups call for proposed corporate sustainability due diligence law to be strengthened.
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Analysis: What the new Supply Chain Act delivers Analysis: What the new Supply Chain Act delivers

Analysis: What the new Supply Chain Act delivers

A closer look: What is behind the new German law?
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Analysis: What the new Supply Chain Act delivers

A closer look: What is behind the new German law?
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FAQ on Germany’s “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act”

FAQ on Germany’s “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act”

So many questions around the new law. Our new FAQ provides (almost all) answers.
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FAQ on Germany’s “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act”

So many questions around the new law. Our new FAQ provides (almost all) answers.
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