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Source: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz DeutschlandBerlin. The tragedy over a German supply chain law continues. Again, the discussions on key points for the law were postponed to a later date. Meanwhile, environmental protection and human rights have to be put on hold. “With this junk, German companies are only confirmed in their exploitative practice”, explain the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), Greenpeace, WWF Germany and Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). “The ongoing delays are bitter, especially against the background of the ten-year anniversary of the UN guidelines for business and human rights in the coming year and the coalition agreement, which provides for the passage of the supply chain law in this legislative period.” Martin Bethke, Management WWF Germany: “Es is our consumption, which in other places causes the destruction of ecosystems and thus the loss of biodiversity. The federal government still has the lever in hand to give a clean and healthy environment more prominence in the world through a strong supply chain law with environmental due diligence. In vain for the time being. The demand remains essential and topical in the election year 2021. We will not quieter, demanding justice for and solidarity with the environment. ”Antje von Broock, BUND Managing Director Politics and Communication:“ The perpetual delay in the process of passing a supply chain law must come to an end. We demand that the coalition agreement be fulfilled and that the government agree on strong cornerstones – the further delay by the Ministry of Economic Affairs is dishonest. In the key points, a good liability regime and strong official enforcement mechanisms as well as an independent environmental duty of care should not be missing. ”Martin Kaiser, Executive Director of Greenpeace:“ Every day that Economics Minister Altmaier postpones the supply chain law, the problems for people and the environment grow around the world. The CDU economics minister’s blockade ignores the Union’s ‘Christian values’ and weakens the competitive chances of sustainable companies. It is not enough to speak publicly about the value of creation and the protection of the climate, the Union must now do something about it. A strong supply chain law would have been a perfect opportunity to do so. ”Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Federal Managing Director of Deutsche Umwelthilfe:“ The federal government must not let a unique momentum slip by here. Illegal clearing for the production of soy or palm oil, also for the German market, continues to take place at a breathtaking pace. Companies that tacitly ignore the risks of illegal forest destruction and human rights violations must finally be held accountable. Responsible entrepreneurship must no longer be disadvantaged. ”More informationTo overview

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