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.   ... →

Still no binding regulations on indirect human rights violations committed by German Companies

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In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. These 31 principles are based on three key principles; the duty of states and enterprises to protect and respect human rights and the possibility of legal remedy in the event of human rights violations. One of the  principles in relation to this is that Companies should  undertake human rights due diligence assessing human rights impacts not just in their own activities, but should also linked to wider impacts of their operations and activities.   ... →