Jul 23

Business & Human Rights: Impacts on your business

In December 2016, the German government adopted the “National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights” (NAP), which has an influence on companies in Germany and their subsidies abroad.

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany invite you to a round table and discussion on the NAP. The round table will bring together selected representatives of German companies in India with the aim of evaluating the prospects for the NAP in India. The round table will:

  • Shortly introduce the NAP, the political discussion in Germany and potential (legal) effects,
  • discuss your expectations towards the implementation of the NAP in German companies in India,
  • receive your feedback on necessary service structures by the German partners to support the implementation of the NAP in your company.

The NAP is based on guiding principles by the United Nations and provides a framework for preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human rights linked through business activity including supply chains. With the NAP, the federal government aims at contributing to improving the human rights situation world-wide and to strengthening the social dimension of business in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Currently, the German government is evaluating the implementation of the NAP. Until 2020, at least half of all companies in Germany with more than 500 employees are expected by the Federal Government to have integrated these elements in their corporate processes. If the results fall short, the NAP holds out the currently intensively debated prospect of taking further action, including national legislation.

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce relies on your expertise in preparing German companies in India for the NAP. 



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