Navigating the evolving regulatory landscape is crucial for strategic purchasing. Relatico's SRM Software is your dedicated solution, enabling you to comply with the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act confidently and efficiently. Gain the expertise and support needed to ensure your operations are law-aligned and ready for any shifts in mandates.
The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) mandates that the due diligence duties of companies extend beyond their own business areas to their entire supply chains—from raw material procurement to the completion of the final product. For many businesses, this implies additional administrative tasks to fulfill new reporting duties and information requirements and to comply with the law. Close collaboration at critical junctions between your company and your suppliers is crucial for the successful implementation of these requirements:
Risk Management and Risk Analysis (§§ 4, 5 LkSG): Comprehensive risk analysis is crucial to identify possible environmental or human rights risks within your company and with your direct suppliers.
Preventive and Remedial Measures (§§ 6, 7 LkSG): When risks or violations are identified, immediate implementation of suitable preventive and remedial measures is essential.
Complaint Management (§§ 8, 9 LkSG): Establishing a system for complaints and suggestions enables reporting of human rights violations, environmental risks, or breaches by companies, suppliers, or other stakeholders.
Documentation and Reporting Obligation (§ 10 LkSG): Companies are required to publish a declaration of principle on human rights strategy and to submit annual reports on the implementation of their due diligence duties.
The LkSG imposes numerous new requirements on companies, necessitating transformations concerning compliance into new organizational processes. However, it’s crucial to stress that companies in Germany are only liable if it can be proven that they have neglected their due diligence duties due to misconduct by suppliers or deception by suppliers towards their business partners. To strike the right balance between the necessary organizational effort for all involved and reporting that complies with the LkSG, continuous dialogue with suppliers and smooth partnership are vital.
Document the company's Supply Chain compliance.
Set up a supplier risk management system.
Carry out risk analyses on a regular basis.
Ensure preventive measures (own and suppliers),
Establish corrective actions for legal violations.
Disclose compliance in an annual report.
In the midst of these challenges, using SRM Software liker elatico can be pivotal for achieving strategic purchasing and supplier management, enabling companies to address sustainability reporting and supply chain due diligence act requirements effectively and sustainably.
Organize tasks as 'To-do', 'In Progress', or 'Done' with Relatico, ensuring every complaint and corrective action is addressed promptly and efficiently. It’s not just about supplier management, it’s about fostering sustainability and due diligence in every action.
Maintain immediate access to comprehensive information about your business partners. Our platform is not just a tool; it’s your strategic partner in enhancing transparency and efficiency in your strategic purchasing processes.
Relatico provides a clear, bird’s eye view of your supply chain, allowing for informed, timely actions where needed. Our sustainability reporting tools offer unprecedented insights, paving the way for optimized supply chain risk management and robust sustainability practices.
"Ärgerlich ist auch das Lieferkettengesetz, das in den Unternehmen einen Aufwand lostritt, der seinesgleichen sucht."
"Das Bafa schafft aktuell die inhaltlichen und technischen Voraussetzungen, um ab dem 1. Januar 2023 seinem gesetzlichen Auftrag zur Kontrolle der Einhaltung des Lieferketten-Sorgfaltspflichten-Gesetzes nachkommen zu können."
Rechtsanwalt Wagner meint: „Unternehmen können diese Aufgaben nicht mehr lange von sich wegschieben.“
"Denn auch kleinere und mittlere Unternehmen sind als Zulieferer für größere Unternehmen vom Gesetz betroffen. So erwähnt das Lieferkettengesetz ausdrücklich, dass die Unternehmen bei der Auswahl ihrer Zulieferer berücksichtigen sollen, ob davon auszugehen ist, dass diese die menschenrechts- und umweltbezogenen Erwartungen erfüllen werden."
"Svenja Hahn von der FDP kritisiert, dass das Vorhaben den Unternehmen zu viel Bürokratie auflasten könnte."
"Für den Experten ist nicht unmittelbar ersichtlich, wie ein mittelständisches Unternehmen in Deutschland tatsächlich dafür Gewähr übernehmen soll, dass beispielsweise in Indien und Afrika faire Arbeits- und Produktionsbedingungen eingehalten werden."
No, they don't. Your suppliers can access the necessary information and collaborate with you using shared links on their webbrowser. This ensures ease of access and seamless collaboration without the need for additional software installations.
No, but you can use the informations from relatico for the report.
Background: Risk analysis is a fundamental component of the Supply Chain Law (LkSG). In daily business operations, there's often little time to delve into the intricate details of LkSG, leading to confusion and misjudgments.
Our Approach: The Relatico team has devised a simplified procedure for supplier base risk analysis. Our goal is to help our clients kick-start their risk analysis swiftly and provide comprehensive information to their customers. We've designed a step-by-step model that segments the supplier base, creating manageable work packages.
Note: While we assist with data collection and analysis, we cannot make strategic decisions for you. However, we're here to help with our expertise.
We recommend focusing on data already available within the company or easily accessible. Use objective, standardized data and avoid qualitative, subjective information. Commonly used sources in the initial phase include:
Commercial ERP data
Address data (ERP master data)
Certification status and performance
Tip: Approach it with a "keep-it-simple" mindset, but avoid shortcuts.
Within the relatico database, task packages can be planned and executed, both independently and in collaboration with external partners. This also encompasses complaint management.
Absolutely. Relatico can visually represent supply chains in a clear diagram format, enabling quick identification of contacts.
Absolutely, relatico is meticulously designed to cater to businesses of every scale and industry. For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), our tool streamlines supplier management processes, fostering efficiency without the need for significant resources or overheads. This means SMBs can achieve the kind of supplier collaboration and management typically reserved for much larger entities. On the other hand, for big corporations with intricate supply chains and multifaceted supplier ecosystems, Relatico offers robust features, deep customization, and scalability to manage extensive supplier portfolios, ensuring smooth operations and optimal supplier relationships. In essence, whether you're an emerging startup or a multinational corporation, Relatico adapts and evolves with your supplier management needs, ensuring that every business, regardless of its size, can benefit from seamless supplier relationship management.
SRM software is intensely focused on nurturing, optimizing, and enhancing relationships with suppliers. It enables deeper, more collaborative partnerships, fosters improved communication, and aids businesses in extracting maximum value from their supplier relations. On the other hand, SCM (Supply Chain Management) software provides a broader view of the entire supply chain network, encompassing procurement, production, and distribution. While SCM maximizes the efficiency of the entire chain, SRM ensures that the relationships within this chain are strong and fruitful. With our software, relatico.next the focus lies on SRM. That being said, relatico qualifies as both: an SRM and SCM solution, offering the best of both worlds in a single tool.
relatico, is built with advanced risk management features. It evaluates and monitors suppliers, their historical data, and feedback to identify potential risks. Additionally, the software offers alert systems that notify users of changes or inconsistencies that might indicate a risk. By providing a centralized platform, users can quickly respond to potential issues, ensuring that the supply chain remains robust and reliable.
Companies well-prepared for LkSG will be aptly prepared for CSDDD. The CSDDD is an extension of LkSG and comprises a set of regulations familiar to German companies through LkSG. Firms integrating LkSG preparations with CSDDD considerations will have a competitive advantage, especially over foreign companies new to this area.New legal provisions, especially those regarding human rights, will often overlap with LkSG and CSDDD. The processes established in companies for LkSG and CSDDD can be recontextualized, building upon existing knowledge.Relatico's Commitment: We closely monitor changing requirements and aim to support our clients in meeting these obligations. If new needs arise, we're equipped to respond efficiently and competently.
Yes, we offer an interface allowing Relatico to connect with other systems, such as SAP.