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German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies 

German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

As reported by German newspaper TAZ (“Die Tageszeitung”) on 10 February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has drafted an as of yet unpublished law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies and their supply chains. According to TAZ, the draft text dated 1 February 2019 lays out in detail the human rights responsibilities of German companies with regard to subsidiaries and contractors abroad as well as containing proposed changes to the Commercial Code.

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Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels

Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Germany should shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said on Saturday, proposing at least 40 billion euros ($45.7 billion) in aid to regions affected by the phase-out. The roadmap proposals, a hard-won compromise reached early on Saturday after more than 20 hours of talks, must now be implemented by the German government and 16 regional states.

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