The German government is under pressure from groups including Oxfam and Friends of the Earth to introduce new legislation regarding global supply chains.
German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy.
This week a coalition of 50 pressure groups and civil society organisations—including Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and the German Trades Union Confederation—has called on Angela Merkel’s government to introduce a law requiring the country’s companies to uphold environmental and human rights standards wherever they do business in the world. And that means supply chains.
This should come as no surprise. Germany has a culture of campaigning on environmental and
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