Today, Tuesday (July 14th, 2020), Federal Minister Müller wants to publish what percentage of German companies fulfill their due diligence obligations regarding the supply chains. The minister has already indicated that this is expected to be below 50% of the companies required. In this case, a legal regulation is provided in the coalition agreement.
Unfortunately, the economy is struggling to meet its obligations and is trying to prevent such a law. Four associations (BDI, BDA, DIHK, and HDE) have published a statement saying: “We are rejecting the … idea of introducing a national German due diligence law”.
That’s a scandal!
Johannes Heeg, spokesman for the Supply Chain Act, comments on this:
„This result is stunning twice: First, the business lobby does everything to ensure that the requirements for the survey are as low as possible – and then the companies obviously fail because of it. This is the only way to protect human rights and the environment. The federal government must now keep its promise from the coalition agreement and without further delay put in place a supply chain law!“
Please refer (Finanzen.net, German): Deutsche Wirtschaft stemmt sich gegen Lieferkettengesetz
Please refer to the paper: VERWÄSSERN – VERZÖGERN – VERHINDERN: WIRTSCHAFTSLOBBY GEGEN MENSCHENRECHTE UND UMWELTSTANDARDS