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Due diligence in the supply chain pays off

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
Mario Micelli, Austrian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines, on the benefits of due diligence in the supply chain.


Level playing field

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Soft Law or Hard Law? The main thing is that everyone has the same rules!

Interview with Michaela Schmiedchen, KPMG

Human rights are not a marginal issue.

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Michaela Schmiedchen, Senior Manager in the Sustainability Services department at KPMG, sees a lot of room for improvement when domestic companies are addressing the issue of human rights.

Corporate due diligence

A closer look at the supply chain

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Only every third company in the EU currently carefully checks its global suppliers with a view to decent working conditions and compliance with environmental standards. However, human rights and environmental due diligence are not only coming to the fore on the political agenda, but also in companies.

Supply Chain Act

Germany: Human rights due diligence by law from 2023

The coalition in Germany has agreed on a supply chain law: From 2023, large German companies will have to pay more attention to compliance with human rights standards. In the long term, Austrian companies are also well advised to deal with these issues.

Human rights due diligence

Not mandatory (yet)

In many countries, the corporate responsibility of internationally active companies is discussed. However, a corresponding initiative in Switzerland recently failed.

Food losses

Uneaten: Food loss is a global problem

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
A third of all food produced is never eaten for two reasons: through waste and through loss. While one is more of a rich country problem that is receiving increasing attention, the other often affects poorer countries - and may be underestimated.


Effectiveness counts

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
The German government currently wants to know from 1.800 companies how to exercise their human rights due diligence - respect for human rights in the company and in the ...


Get in the boat

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
In order to ensure sustainability in the value chain, companies usually oblige their suppliers via codes of conduct to comply with environmental and social standards. The reference framework is often international ...


Sharing responsibility

Issue 81 - May | June 2019
Child labor or forced labor are still a reality in global supply chains. The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights adopted by the German Federal Government 2016 calls on companies ...