Human Rights Due Diligence

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Safeguarding human rights at BayWa and in its supply chains

As an international group with own locations on all continents, BayWa is deeply involved in global supply chains. It purchases raw materials, goods and services from suppliers in over 65 countries. BayWa has established a Social Compliance Management System (SCMS) to fulfill its human rights due diligence obligations in those supply chains that pose an increased risk of human rights violations.

The SCMS is based on the five elements of human rights due diligence according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the requirements of the German government's National Action Plan on Human Rights. It is designed to ensure compliance with human and environmental rights at suppliers and in the company's own business operations.

The five pillars:

  • Risk analysis: Identification, assessment and prioritization of human rights and environmental risks
  • Prevention: Measures to minimize and avoid risks in own business operations, the direct and indirect supply chain, e.g. through appropriate procurement strategies, trainings and supplier audits
  • Grievance Mechanism: Access for third parties, suppliers and employees to an internal or external whistleblowing system (
  • Remediation: Take appropriate remedial action after a risk is identified to prevent, stop or minimize violation, e.g. through trainings and engagement in industry initiatives
  • Documentation and Reporting: Annual reporting to the public on identified human rights and environmental risks, measures and evaluation of their effectiveness


Further documents and links

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