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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 ...

corporAID Multilogue

Global Responsibility in the Supply Chain

Linz, 8. May 2019
The corporAID Multilogue in Linz focused on how companies perceive global responsibility in the supply chain and what this means for Austrian suppliers.

sustainable production

Clothes turn green

Issue 80 - March | April 2019
Every garment has its own chemistry, regardless of whether the base fiber is natural or synthetic. Many initiatives are committed to banishing harmful substances from clothing, and some address the root of the problem.


Power of a single list

Issue 80 - March | April 2019
Frank Michel, head of the Zero Discharged Hazardous Chemical ZDHC Initiative, is working to lead the textile and leather industry on an innovative green path.


early warning system

Issue 79 - January | February 2019
Prewave, a spin-off from the Vienna University of Technology, uses Artificial Intelligence to predict sustainability risks in the supply chain.