Business supply and value chains are becoming increasingly complex due to global connectivity. Knowing and managing the associated risks is an important part of corporate responsibility. In Austria, the Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act requires large companies to report on the impact of their business activities on environmental and social concerns as well as respect for human rights. States such as France and Germany rely on more binding requirements based, inter alia, on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights encourages larger companies to comply with their human rights due diligence. If companies do not meet the requirements sufficiently, follow-up measures are examined - including explicitly the option of legal requirements. In view of the international interdependence of the domestic economy, such regulations may indirectly have a significant impact on the business activities of Austrian companies.

The corporAID Multilogue "Global responsibility in the supply chain" showed

  • what impact does the responsibility management of global corporations have on suppliers;
  • how to increase transparency in their own supply chains;
  • and how corporate responsibility can be implemented at production and distribution locations in emerging and developing countries.

Impulse and Discussion

Michaela Hofmeister | Manager Governance & Integrity, Daimler AG
Claudia Korntner | Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, voestalpine AG
Max Pernsteiner | Vice President Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, ENGEL Austria GmbH
Vanessa Schabetsberger | CSR Group Communication, Rosenbauer International AG

Time & Place

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 15.00 to 17.00 clock
voestalpine, voestalpine street 3b, Linz (guesthouse Caseli next to the voestalpine Stahlwelt)

Documents for download


This corporAID Multilogue took place in cooperation with voestalpine.Logo voestalpine