Procedure for the introduction of the LkSG (english)

The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of the requirements of the German Supply Chain Act (LkSG) and what this means for your organization and process landscape. On the other hand, based on the basics of supplier management, we will teach you how to successfully implement it in practice in your company.


The LkSG

  • Legal basis and scope
  • Integration into the company’s sustainability strategy
  • Consequences of violations 


Defined duties of care

  • Human rights due diligence
  • Environmental duties and prohibitions


Essential content of the LkSG

  • Establishment of a risk management system (§ 4 Paragraph 1)
  • Definition of an internal responsibility (§ 4 Paragraph 3)
  • Performance of regular risk analyses (§ 5)
  • Issuance of a policy statement (§ 6 Paragraph 2)
  • Establishing preventive measures within the company’s own business unit (§ 6 Paragraphs 1 and 3 and vis-à-vis direct suppliers (§ 6 Paragraph 4)
  • Taking corrective action (§ 7 Paragraphs 1 to 3)
  • Establishment of a complaints procedure (§ 8)
  • Implementing risk due diligence procedures with indirect suppliers (§ 9); and
  • Documentation (§ 10 (1)) and reporting (§ 10 (2)).


Impact on the company

  • Duty or voluntary
  • Compliance or competitive advantage
  • Corporate resilience


Supplier Management

  • Basics of supplier management
  • Supplier audit


Practical thematic implementation of the LkSG

  • Establishment or expansion of risk management
  • Introduction of the human rights officer
  • Planning and implementation of a risk analysis
  • Preparation of the policy statement
  • Definition of preventive and remedial measures
  • Introduction or expansion of complaints management
  • Preparation and publication of report


Practical methodical implementation

  • Project planning, implementation and performance review
  • Stakeholder discourse
  • External and internal communication


Digital support

  • Requirements for an IT-supported LkSG tool
  • Introduction of an IT-supported LkSG tool


Interfaces to DIN ISO systems

  • Environmental protection (DIN ISO-14001)
  • Occupational safety (DIN ISO-45001)
  • Quality Management (DIN ISO-9001)
  • Human & labor rights (DIN ISO-26000)


Target Audience:

  • Managers along the supply chains
  • Employees from purchasing departments
  • Sustainability officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Human rights officers


  • none

Delivery Method:

  • Lecture
  • Work in groups
  • Discussion

Delivery Format:

  • Online


  • 2 days, 9:00-17:00

Price per Person for Open Workshops:

  • 1.490 EURO

* The maximum number of participants is limited to 12 people.

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