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12 Aug 2020

Deutsche Welle

Germany: Only 13-17% of firms meet NAP requirements on due diligence, according to Govt. survey

"Many German firms ignore partners' human rights abuses", 12 Aug 2020

Only 13 to 17% of German companies are doing what is needed to ensure their foreign partners respect human rights, according to the results of a recent survey published by the German Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

That means "even fewer" firms are meeting requirements set out by the German government than was reported after a preliminary survey conducted...

Wednesday's figures come amid renewed calls to enact a global supply chain law to ensure that business act ethically domestically and abroad...

Development Minister Gerd Müller and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil have already said they want to make creating just such a law a top priority during the upcoming legislative period.