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Sebastian Rünz, LL.M. (Toronto)

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Volker Herrmann

Volker Herrmann, LL.M.

Salary partner

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Authors

Sebastian Rünz, LL.M. (Toronto)

Senior associate

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Volker Herrmann

Volker Herrmann, LL.M.

Salary partner

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28 July 2021

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act – 2 of 4 Insights

Guide to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

  • In-depth analysis

On 11 June 2021 the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (the “Act”) passed the German Federal Parliament, on 25 June 2021 it passed the German Federal Council. It will come into force on 1 January 2023 (applicable to German companies of at least 3,000 employees; as of 1 January 2024 of at least 1,000 employees). In legal terms, the Act primarily means that companies will need to adapt and update their compliance and sustainable contract drafting, particularly when it comes to purchasing.

This guide makes recommendations in line with the legal duty of care catalogue (= risk management, risk analysis, policy statement, preventive measures, remedial measures, complaints procedure and documentation and reporting obligations), so that companies can comply with the legal requirements.

Click here for an overview of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act on which companies are affected by the law, what the law requires and what sanctions may be imposed for violations.

Guide to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (pdf download)

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Logistics & transport

Overview of the new draft bill of the Supply Chain Act

Ofter long and tough negotiations, the German Federal Government has launched the Supply Chain Act on 3 March 2021

In-depth analysis

by Sebastian Rünz, LL.M. (Toronto), Volker Herrmann, LL.M.

Logistics & transport

Guide to the draft bill of the Supply Chain Act

The German Federal Government agreed on the contents of the Supply Chain Act

In-depth analysis

by Sebastian Rünz, LL.M. (Toronto), Volker Herrmann, LL.M.

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