No agreement on human rights standards for suppliers of German companies

On 21.10.2016, the Federal Government adopted its National Action Plan on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (NAP). The plan foresees that by 2020, at least half of all large companies, ie companies with more than 500 employees, will be voluntarily responsible for compliance with human rights throughout the entire supply chain.   ... →

Federal Government increases number of licenses for arms exports

According to an interim report by the Federal Government regarding German arms exports, almost as many licenses for arms exports were granted in the first half of 2015 as in the whole of 2014 . The permits mid-2015 already amounted to 3.5 billion euros, while the half-year figure in 2014 only amounted to 2.2 billion euros .   ... →