Supply chains & sustainability
The topic of sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years. Companies face the challenge of making their supply chains sustainable and taking responsibility for people and the environment. This is where the Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG) comes into play, which has been mandatory for many companies since 2023. It aims to ensure that companies check their supply chains for possible human rights violations and environmental harm and take action where necessary.
The Supply Chain Act is supplemented by CSR reporting obligations and voluntary guidelines by companies in the area of the environment and ethics. These numerous obligations and the sometimes high demands of customers on their suppliers increase the competitive pressure - especially on small to medium-sized suppliers, who often have significantly fewer or no CSR guidelines of their own. CSR stands for “Corporate Social Responsibility”.