SME PRACTITIONER DAYS „Responsible Supply Chains – Reporting on Sustainability“
About the Practitioner Days
Companies of all sizes are facing rising expectations regarding responsible supply chain management and transparent reporting on environmental and social issues – from business partners and consumers as well as from public authorities and legislation.
Most companies are already committed to activities at the overlap of societal and business interest, e.g. through apprenticeships and staff training, environmental management and community investment. A significant number of companies is also on the way to integrate their Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability efforts into their core business strategies and day-to-day operations, as they consider it an investment in their own competitiveness. The SME Practitioner Days show possibilities to meet these challenges and give advice on how to cope with the new expectations.
Background: In 2015, the G7 Heads of State and Government agreed upon important steps towards the implementation of global labour, social and environmental standards. Additionally, an EU-Directive will oblige certain companies to disclose non-financial information on social and environmental issues from 2017 onwards.
In view of these developments, UPJ and econsense jointly organize a series of regional one-day-conferences. The project is co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. These Practitioner Days inform about key issues and the latest developments regarding responsible supply chains and sustainability reporting. They also foster exchange of experience between business practitioners on opportunities, challenges and adequate strategies.
In addition, a series of webinars, a project website and a practical guidance document provide further support for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Event highlightsSpeaker statements, presentation slides and photos of the Practitioner Days are available in German.
UPJ e.V. – Network for CSR and Corporate Citizenship
Senior Project Manager
Fon: +49 30 2787 406-13
econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.
Ch. Dörte Meyer
Fon: +49 30 2028 1457
German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
The German Federal Government has been promoting corporate social responsibility for many years. Implementing responsible supply chains and meeting due diligence requirements is a key focus of the National CSR Policy of the German Federal Government. In order to help small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to rise to their responsibility and to overcome hurdles the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs supports the Practitioner Days „Responsible Supply Chains – Reporting on Sustainability“.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is the lead ministry within the Federal Government in charge of CSR.