Steps you can take to meet the German Supply Chain Act Requirements
Establish comprehensive policies and procedures to define employee expectations and ensure the legal requirements of the German Supply Chain Act is understood, attested to, and incorporated within your supplier code of conduct, human rights processes, third-party due diligence and ongoing monitoring, and the handling of employee concerns and grievances within the supply chain.
Conduct comprehensive assessments to evaluate each third party for potential human rights and environmental risks and screen each third party on an ongoing basis to uncover any future risks.
Ensure your company uses secure, confidential employee reporting tools that are accessible both to internal employees, and to the employees of your direct third-parties, to report any concerns within the workplace and potential violations of the German Supply Chain Act.
Publicly report the measures taken to counter human rights violations and ensure third-party conduct on an annual basis.