To assume responsibility along the complete value chain is a complex matter and begins with product development. Responsibly shaping the supply chain means taking numerous steps and creating new designs for global processes—and yet it’s worth all this effort because the demand for sustainable products creates resilience and becomes the standard for stricter legislators, critical investors, purchasing companies and potential young talent.
• Regulatory demands
Whether it is the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), the planned EU regulations on corporate due diligence and accountability, the UK Modern Slavery Act, the CSR reporting obligation, the French Loi de vigilance or the EU regulation on conflict minerals: the due diligence obligations for the upstream stages of production are increasing. We keep a constant eye on regulatory developments and support our customers in social and environmental compliance management.
• Supply chain management structure
First and foremost, it is important to take a close look at the supply chain - in terms of ecological aspects and with regard to human rights due diligence. We work with our customers to set targets for their individual areas of sustainable supplier and portfolio management. With a systematic implementation plan and well-prepared make-or-buy decisions, we accompany the implementation and thereby improve the status quo.
• Risk and portfolio assessments
To understand the impact of one's own business activities and to pull the right levers, businesses need reliable data and meaningful insights. That's why we analyze company-specific potential impacts of your business activities. With our specially developed screening tool, we offer a sound entry-level solution and advise on useful tools.
• Human rights due diligence
The implementation of human rights and environmental due diligence processes includes risk-based prevention and remediation measures, such as self-assessments, audits or corrective action plans. A target group-specific grievance mechanism should be standard good corporate practice. We support the development of such effective measures.
• Internal and external communication
Whether its one's employees, suppliers or customers: communicating with stakeholders is a prerequisite for making supply chains sustainable. From internal change communication and training concepts to the creation of guidelines or statements on the website, we develop the right means of communication.