supply chain governance
Supply chain management must be integrated into the governance structure of the company. This requires an assessment of the existing structures.
Sustainability begins with the first raw material that is used for one's own product or service. From the governance of suppliers and the extraction of raw materials to the monitoring of transport, sustainability management is relevant.
We view sustainability as a holistic issue that affects the entire organisation. In this, we always think of sustainability along three dimensions: environmental, social and governance. Our work is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In our consulting practice, this means understanding the organisation as a whole and locating sustainability in all relevant areas.
Governments and supervisory bodies have enacted several laws and regulations in recent years, forcing companies to deal much more with parts or the entire supply chain. These may specifically target specific product groups, such as the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, the EU Directive for Timber Products No. 995/2010 or the US Dodd-Frank Act (Sec 1502);or they can focus on the entire supply chain, such as the French Due Diligence Act (Loi relative au devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et des entreprises donneuses d'ordre), the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act or the UK Modern Slavery Act.
The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is becoming increasingly relevant in the implementation of sustainability in the economy. We are happy to support you in the introduction of the most important building blocks in your company
There must be a policy in place stating the company's human rights strategy. Integration into the company's own code of conduct is recommended here.
In order to carry out regular risk analyses, a structured system for the assessment of supply chains should be established.
a comprehensive integration of supply chain risks into existing structures is in the foreground here.
In order to anchor prevention measures not only in one's own company but also with direct suppliers, sustainability must be integrated into procurement processes.
In order to enable the immediate adoption of measures in the detection of legal violations, the integration of structured processes is of great importance.
A complaints procedure should be established in the event of infringements, while ensuring the protection of whistleblowers.
In order to fulfil the documentation and reporting obligation for the fulfilment of the due diligence obligations, a reporting structure must be established.
Companies are directly liable for violations of the legislation. This can result in fines of up to 2% of the annual turnover.