Human Rights

Social Compliance and
Human Rights

Ensuring social compliance and eliminating human rights issues from the supply chain has become a critical and complex task for companies – especially looking at the currently discussed mandatory human rights due diligence (“Lieferkettengesetz”)The sustainabill platform can help companies to successfully monitor social compliance and pro-actively manage sustainability risks of the entire supply chain.

Mitigate human rights risks in your supply chain

Ensuring human rights is one of the most pressuring sustainability issues for companies. In addition to the ethical standards of companies, human rights references can be found in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO MNE declaration. Also, some national laws such as the British Modern Slavery Act exist. Companies have to act.

  • Risks from the supply chain are particularly challenging to identify. They do not only depend on your direct suppliers but also their suppliers – down to the source of raw materials. The sustainabill cloud platform can help you to identify and pro-actively manage sustainability risks. 

    Klaus Wiesen

    CEO, sustainabill

Human rights and Environmental due diligence / "Lieferkettengesetz"

Legal changes can be expected soon based on the political discussion on mandatory environmental and human rights due diligenceIn continuation of the debate about the European Green Deal, the European Commission is discussing a legislation on mandatory sustainability due diligence for companies in 2021 – in Germany (called “Lieferkettengesetz”) and in the EU. This new legislation aims to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for human rights abuses and environmental damages linked to corporate operations, subsidiaries, or value chains.

How we can support you

At sustainabill, we feel that specifically combining the needs and wants of the diverse stakeholders within a supply chain – from business to worker – creates a new advantage for industries while at the same time improving labor conditions. With the sustainabill cloud platform, you can map your high-risk supply chains down to the commodity or raw material level where possible and identify sustainability risks. You can communicate your certification requirements at any level of the supply chain. Supplier and sub-suppliers in countries with poor working standards can share their certificates and documents to prove social compliance. Our technology helps companies from all industries, such as food and agriculture, textile, and automotive.

Our approach

  1. Identify supplier and material Hotspots and map the supply chain
  2. Access certificates and audit documents from suppliers
  3. Identify high-risk facilities
  4. Collect more data or send SAQs to high-risk facilities
  5. Collaborate with suppliers to achieve improvements

WEbinar: HuMan RIGHTS - Monitoring social compliance of the entire supply chain

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Watch our webinar to learn how an increased visibility in the supply chain can help you to monitor social compliance. You will learn:

  • Current and future legal requirements regarding human rights and social compliance
  • How to identify your sub-suppliers
  • How to use the sustainabill cloud platform to monitor social compliance
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Sustainabill is supported by the foundation Humanity United to provide a technical solution helping companies to efficiently identify, manage and monitor human rights in the supply chain.

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