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Steps Towards a Sustainable Society: The German Due Diligence Act on Human Rights and Environmental Issues in Supply Chains

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On 11 June 2021, the German Parliament passed the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG; the “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” or the “Act”) with provisions obliging companies to conduct due diligence on human rights and environmental issues in their supply chains.  This timing is apt, as the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is expected to serve as a tailwind for a parallel initiative underway at the EU level.  Of course, as with any regional initiative, the level of consistency between the requirements of legislation enacted at the regional level and the level of each national government remains to be seen. 1. The Purpose of the Due Diligence Act The main purpose of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act....To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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