As reported by the EU Commission, it aims to improve working conditions and social standards in supply chains across the globe. Since voluntary due diligence obligations on the part of companies in third countries have not become the norm, the Commission intends to initiate legislative projects next year to ensure that globally operating companies from Europe also assume responsibility along their supply chains and at their production sites outside Europe. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will also be affected.
At both national and European level, legislators are thus increasingly seeking not only to intensify market surveillance, but also to make economic operators responsible for their products and production channels (supply chains).
In order to prepare you in good time for the Market Surveillance Ordinance and the “Supply Chain Act” (Due Diligence Act), we advise you to take part in our free webinar (in German language) “From Production to the Online Shop – Risk-oriented Supply Chain Compliance in the Non-Food Retail Sector”.
This webinar will give you an overview of your responsibilities at the production and product level as well as in the entire supply chain. You will be shown cost-effective, risk-oriented approaches to solutions for the many and various requirements. Dr Michael Arretz, Managing Director of German Importers (Verband der Fertigwarenimporteure/VFI) and take-e-way Managing Director/VERE Board member Oliver Friedrichs will be available as speakers.