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German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act: Impact & Implementation

The German government's new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act makes the sustainable and socially responsible transformation of supply chains a mandatory program for companies. However, organizations should also tackle the next development stages in order to anchor sustainability deeply in their supply chains.

Implementation of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act: an important step towards a sustainable supply chain

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act passed in June 2021 has brought movement into the topic of social and environmental compliance of supply chains. However, systematic implementation represents a massive challenge for companies, encompassing many aspects: increased transparency about the origin of products, integration of clear standards into procurement and management processes, active risk management to identify potential breaches of obligations and systematic implementation of preventive and remedial measures.

Organizations should approach implementation strategically and proactively: robust realization of risk management and reporting requirements in the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act must be quickly followed by deep embedding of sustainability in supply chain processes and support through technology and automation. CAMELOT guides you in this process.

How we help clients

Data-driven supply chain visibility

  • Design and implementation of predictive risk management systems
  • Digital supply chain twins
  • Automated risk sensing for supply chain and ESG risks

Fit-for-purpose operating model

  • Establish organization, governance, roles and responsibilities aligned with the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
  • Design risk management and remediation processes

Supply chain redesign

  • Sustainable logistics and network design
  • End-to-end network and supply chain strategy
  • Sourcing & procurement als ESG value drivers

ESG risk & materiality assessment

  • Systematically assess ESG compliance against legal standards
  • Identify the gap with best-in-class ESG supply chains, weighted by company priorities

Sustainable sourcing

  • Integrate ESG criteria in procurement strategies and processes
  • ESG-optimized supplier portfolio management
  • Establish a supplier-related KPI system and transparency on ESG impacts

Sustainable business models

  • Focus on societal value und well-being in decision making
  • Product stewardship and portfolio transformation
  • Develop sutainable business models
Thomas Ebel, Partner Value Chain Strategy & Transformation, CAMELOT Management Consultants
The value chains of the future incorporate environmental and social aspects not only from a risk management perspective. They also structurally change their design and business models.

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Why CAMELOT

CAMELOT links strategy to execution to make improvements real – based on superior practices in our core industries and strong innovations.​

Leading practices for your industry​

We leverage 25+ years of experience in improving value chain performance in our core industries. With blueprints, we guide quick value capture. Clients benefit from our strong track record in delivering cash, cost, and service improvements​.

Linking strategy and execution​

CAMELOT provides viable concepts that enable fast execution​, a demonstrated capability to generate buy-in across the organization as well as proven approaches and organizational know-how to implement the strategy​.

Data-driven value chain optimization​

Our CAMELOT analyzer technologies enable fast opportunity detection. We offer proprietary CAMELOT solutions for superior value chain performance, and leverage partnerships with 3rd party innovators, e.g. in process mining.

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Thomas Ebel

Partner Value Chain Strategy & Transformation​

Experienced value chain strategist helping companies transform their value chain into a value engine for the business, bringing together strategy and digital innovation.

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