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Helpdesk on Business & Human Rights

Are you hoping to design your supply and value chains in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way? Then the Helpdesk on Business & Human Rights is the right point of contact for you. As a free support service of the Federal Government, the Helpdesk advises companies of all sizes on the implementation of human rights due diligence processes.

Support for Companies

Doing business around the world is a complex undertaking. Companies of all sizes face challenges when it comes to implementing human rights due diligence, environmental and social standards. At the same time, the demands on companies are increasing. Which regulatory developments are relevant for my company? And which human rights risks can be found along the value chain? We support your endeavours to successfully establish sustainable management processes in your company!

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Free Advisory Services

Do you plan to implement human rights due diligence processes in your company’s core business operations? Do you have questions about the implications of current legal developments for your company? We advise you free of charge, individually and confidentially. Find out how your company can integrate environmental and social standards along global supply and value chains.

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Current Developments

Would you like to learn more about political and legal developments with regard to of human rights due diligence? Are you looking for information on the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act? Find the important information at a glance here.

Individual Training Courses

Would you like to provide training for employees, suppliers or business partners on human rights due diligence? Are you looking for a sparring partner for your training activities? We offer free training sessions or help you develop your own training concepts.

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Our Event Formats

Would you like to exchange views on corporate responsibility with representatives from other companies,  politics and civil society? Do you wish to be kept up to date on relevant political developments as well as good practices? Our event formats offer great opportunities to network with various stakeholders.


Our business and human rights toolbox offers support for companies that want to integrate human rights due diligence processes into their core business processes. 

  • CSR Risk Check: This free online tool supports companies in assessing risks along their supply and value chain.
  • SME Compass: This free info portal for SMEs navigates companies step by step through the five pillars of due diligence based on the German NAP.
  • FAQ Supply Chain Due Diligence Act: Here you can find answers to questions about the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.
  • FAQ National Action Plan: Here you can find answers to questions about the German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. 
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