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10 Sep 2019

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Initiative Lieferkettengesetz

Tackling unscrupulous profit: broad civil society alliance calls for supply chain law

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The Federal Government should impose legal obligations on German companies to uphold human rights and environmental standards globally, said a broad alliance of over 50 civil society organizations on the seventh anniversary of the devastating fire that engulfed the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Pakistan. 

The “Initiative Lieferkettengesetz” [the Supply Chain Law Initiative] sees trade unions join forces with environmental, human rights and development organizations as well as fair trade representatives and church-based initiatives.

In its petition, the alliance urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to introduce a supply chain law by 2020. An event was also staged in front of the Reichstag to remember those who have lost their lives in the many accidents that have taken place at factories supplying German companies...

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