Participate now and help shape it: Survey of the Federal Government on Business and Human Rights


The VDMA calls on its members to participate in the survey on the German government's National Action Plan for the Business and Human Rights (NAP) by 31 October 2019 and provides extensive supporting material.

Only those who participate can participate and exert influence. This also applies to the anonymous survey of the Federal Government on the state of implementation of human rights due diligence in German companies (NAP monitoring). In order to ensure representative results, a further 1,500 companies have now been contacted and the deadline for answering the questionnaire extended to 31 October 2019. Among other things, the NAP formulates the expectation that by 2020 at least 50 percent of German companies will comply with the requirements of the action plan. Against this background, the VDMA calls on its members to participate in the survey and provides companies with extensive supporting material.

The German government expects all German companies to introduce voluntary human rights due diligence processes by 2020, based on their size, industry and position in the supply chain. The NAP describes five core elements that companies should use to prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts in the course of their business activities.

A team of experts at the VDMA is available to answer any questions you may have about the NAP. Further information and contact persons for VDMA members can be found here