CSR Leaders' Circle 2018: Managing human rights in a global context

9:30am-5:00pm | 23 January | Berlin

Our CSR Leaders' Circle "Managing Human Rights in a Global Context" deals with three questions in a mixture of practical short presentations and interactive workshop formats:

1. What are the social expectations of companies regarding the management of human rights?

2. What does the National Action Plan demand and what do the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights mean for the implementation of human rights management systems in companies?

3. What does pragmatic implementation look like in the context of global value chains? Which experiences from the company practice are there for this?


Federal Foreign Office - Irene Plank  Head of Economic and Human Rights Unit: Implementation of the National Action Plan (provisional title)

Germanwatch eV - Johanna Kusch, Corporate ResponsibilityOfficer: Civil society expectations of companies

German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) - Frank Zach, DGB Federal Council: Human Rights Worldwide - Experience from the textile alliance

Daimler AG - Dr. Ing. Christian Soukup, Sustainability @ Supply Chain Manager & Daniel Crampton, Human Rights Due Diligence, Advisory and Projects: Challenges for Human Rights Management in Daimler's supply chains

Merck KGaA - Maria Schaad, Corporate Responsibility Manager: Experience in implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

Format and participants

Our event is aimed at responsible managers of companies as well as representatives of public authorities and NGOs. The aim is for companies from a wide range of industries and other stakeholders to engage in intensive discussions on the subject of human rights in an enterprise context in an exclusive setting. A detailed agenda follows.


The number of participants is limited. Our participation fee is 95 € incl. VAT. Please contact us by email to contact Christina Schampel ( [email protected] ).