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Finally, there is more clarity about the reporting format of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA). The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) presented its catalog of questions on reporting on October 14, 2022. An online input mask based on a PDF survey will be available in spring 2023. The catalog of questions will finally provide more clarity on how compliance with the LKSG must be reported.
Here you find all information you need about the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) and the latest update.
The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) comes into force on 1 January 2023. Applicable to all sectors, it requires German companies with more than 3,000 employees in Germany to prevent or at least minimize human rights and environmental rights infringements in their supply chains. From 2024, the Act will additionally apply to enterprises with at least 1,000 employees in Germany.
If your company falls under the scope of the law (3,000 employees and as of 2024 1,000 employees), you are required to regularly publish a report on your compliance with the due diligence obligations outlined in the law.
You would have to prepare an annual report on the fulfillment of your due diligence obligations in the past financial year. Also, you must submit this report to BAFA no later than four months after the end of the financial year, and the report must be made publicly available on your company's website.
The report is generated from the answers to a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire contains open and closed questions as well as multiple-choice options. By completely and truthfully answering the questionnaire and by publishing the generated report on the company's website, you are complying with your reporting obligations.
At Daato, we integrated the questionnaire and valuable additional information smoothly into your sustainability reporting dashboard. We link the information required to other reporting standards you already comply with. That way, you have no double entries of the same information which saves you time and improves consistency along all reporting standards.
The following points need to be reported:
A - Strategy and anchoring:
B - Risk analysis and preventive measures:
C - Violation Findings and Remedial Actions:
D - Complaints procedure:
E - Risk management assessment and conclusions:
In the future, the reports can be submitted electronically to BAFA.