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31 May
2021

CSR at the supply chain - How you can already contribute  

Responsibility made in Europe

Basic human rights are increasingly being violated in global supply chains. Globalisation is seen as a driver for a development towards child labour and exploitation. Discrimination and violations of labour rights are also common. Furthermore, the destruction of the local environment can not be ignored: illegal deforestation, pesticide emissions, water and air pollution are partly responsible for one of the greatest dangers to humanity: climate change.

Companies are responsible for the activities in their supply chains. This will even be sanctioned in Germany starting in 2023. With the " law on corporate due diligence in supply chains", German companies will be obliged to better fulfil their global responsibility. Europe-wide legislation too is in the works and not long from being introduced.

But what can be done now to ensure respect for human rights in countries that are so far away from our sphere of influence?

CSR as human rights improvement

In most companies, corporate social responsibility (CSR) begins where compliance ends. In most cases, CSR is not about complying with mandatory legal requirements, but about voluntarily implementing additional measures for the environment or social responsibility. Especially with the upcoming changes to supply chain regulations, voluntary measures and legal compliance will become more and more intertwined.

Reason enough to approach your own supply chain with strategic CSR now.

By cooperating with a local partner, not only can proximity to the companies be established, but violations of human rights can also be identified in advance and companies have the opportunity to give something back to the local workers.

Already paying attention to the local community - Strategic CSR project directly at the supply chain

Even if the implementation of an EU-wide regulation is not here yet, you can do something about it now. With a strategic CSR project in Bangladesh or India, we offer you the opportunity to get in touch with your suppliers on site and to do something for workers and farmers.