In Germany the Supply Chain Obligations Act (LkSG) came into force at the beginning of the year 2023. Even though it is currently only aimed at large companies with more than 3,000 employees, many small and medium-sized companies are also indirectly affected as suppliers. This is because the companies subject to the LkSG try to pass on many obligations to their suppliers by contract. For the latter, this raises the question of how to deal with these demands in the contractual relationship and whether it makes sense to set up a small LkSG compliance system.
Participants will get an overview of the regulatory provisions of the LkSG and the resulting obligations. Companies indirectly affected as suppliers are to be given suggestions as to how they can meet the challenges this entails.
• Brief overview of the importance of supply chain due diligence.
• The relevance of the topic for SMEs in the current global market scenario.
Overview of the LkSG
• Scope of application
• Indirect effects on supplier companies
Measures for suppliers
• Structural (small LkSG compliance package)
Outlook (draft EU directive for supply chain compliance / 2022)
Specialists and managers from the areas of purchasing, sales, sustainability, legal or compliance as well as all employees who deal with supply chain issues in the company.