The Bulletin Podcast #15: The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law

Carolina Trichet
,
Caroline von Stein
,
Jesus Renzullo
,
Houssein Al Malla
,
Clara Law
A cargo ship with a tugboat

 

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We are thrilled to bring you the 15th episode of The Bulletin Podcast!

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The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law was enacted by the German Bundestag on 11 June 2021, and will come into force from 1 January 2023. This represents the first time that the responsibility of German companies to respect human rights and environmental obligations in global supply chains has been given a legal foundation. Starting from 1 January 2023, companies with at least 3,000 employees will be covered.

While it is a big step forward, why do some still find the law controversial? How would the law impact Global South countries on the supply chain? We are glad to have Karina Marzano, a PhD Candidate of Willy Brandt School with us.

Karina Marzano has been researching Private Environmental Governance and the Global South under the supervision of Professor Andreas Goldthau. She shares her insight and analysis on the newly passed German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law.

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This episode was hosted by Clara Tak Yan Law and Jesus Renzullo. 


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