Jahr / Year / Año
2023
Ziel / Purpose / Propósito
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The FSS in the context of Germany’s new supply chain act

Handout on the positioning of the Food Security Standard as a tool to comply with the German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz)

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Germany’s new Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains [Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG] places a number of obligations on businesses to respect human rights and protect the environment. More specifically, the Act defines a bundle of due diligence obligations businesses are required to implement within their own sphere of business and in relation to their direct and indirect suppliers. Voluntary human rights and environmental standards may be helpful in implementing the due diligence obligations under the Act, in particular in taking preventive measures in respect of controls and audits (as is also stated in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Bill, cf. Bundestag printed matter 19/28649, p. 48).
In light of this, we will provide a brief overview today of the Food Security Standard (FSS) and the role it can play in the implementation of the LkSGVor diesem Hintergrund erfolgt eine Kurzübersicht des Food Security Standards (FSS) und seiner Rolle im Kontext des LkSG

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The Food Security Standard (FSS) takes into account the Right to adequate Food in agricultural production. Applying the FSS in sustainability certification systems ensures that farmers, workers, and neighbouring communities are food secure.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”.

Meo Carbon Solutions is an independent consulting company with a focus on sustainable development solutions, smallholder empowerment and social compliance, sustainability certification and carbon footprint improvement. Meo is working on a global scale and supporting the application of the FSS.

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