Sus­tainable pro­ducts & sup­p­ly chains

From sustainable supply chains to sustainable products

Saskia Witt­brodt

Our focus: The sus­taina­bi­li­ty of your pro­ducts and sup­p­ly chains.

More than just a trend: The Euro­pean Green Deal is a com­pre­hen­si­ve packa­ge of mea­su­res aimed at impro­ving the EU’s eco-balance and achie­ving eco­no­mic cli­ma­te neu­tra­li­ty by 2050. In this con­text, the EU has enac­ted a num­ber of mea­su­res aimed at both the sus­taina­bi­li­ty of pro­ducts and glo­bal sup­p­ly chains, which are incre­asing­ly coming under the scru­ti­ny of mar­ket sur­veil­lan­ce authorities.

Our com­pe­tence team sup­ports you in imple­men­ting the­se chal­len­ging tasks: from the iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of product-related sus­taina­bi­li­ty requi­re­ments, through ques­ti­ons of exten­ded pro­duct respon­si­bi­li­ty, to the sus­tainable design of your com­pa­ny and your glo­bal sup­p­ly chains.

Our sus­tainable pro­ducts & sup­p­ly chains team: com­pe­tent com­pa­n­ion, relia­ble partner.

Just like the ful­film­ent of tech­ni­cal and safety-related requi­re­ments, sus­tainable pro­duct design is a legal pre­re­qui­si­te for the mar­ke­ta­bi­li­ty of pro­ducts and thus a key cri­ter­ion for busi­ness suc­cess. From the iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of product-related sus­taina­bi­li­ty requi­re­ments and the extra­c­tion of sui­ta­ble raw mate­ri­als, through the dura­ti­on of anti­ci­pa­ted use to the recy­cling of a pro­duct at the end of its life cycle, sus­taina­bi­li­ty requi­re­ments must not only be com­pli­ed with, but also com­mu­ni­ca­ted trans­par­ent­ly via digi­tal media such as the Digi­tal Pro­duct Pass­port (DPP).

From envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion to eco-design, from infor­ma­ti­on pro­cu­re­ment to the Digi­tal Pro­duct Pass­port: our sus­tainable pro­ducts & sup­p­ly chains team sup­ports you with legal advice that is geared to holi­stic sus­taina­bi­li­ty management. 

Our ser­vices

  • Product-specific legal risk assessments
  • Inte­gra­ti­on of sus­taina­bi­li­ty requi­re­ments into exis­ting com­pli­ance manage­ment sys­tems or imple­men­ta­ti­on of new systems
  • Day-to-Day busi­ness con­sul­ting and trai­ning on sus­tainable pro­ducts & sup­p­ly chains issues
  • Legal moni­to­ring of Euro­pean sus­taina­bi­li­ty requirements
  • Recall manage­ment.    

Natio­nal and Euro­pean legal acts requi­re a sys­te­mic approach to sus­taina­bi­li­ty risk manage­ment or pre­sup­po­se a risk manage­ment sys­tem. In order to com­ply with legal obli­ga­ti­ons, stra­te­gic mea­su­res must be imple­men­ted both within the com­pa­ny its­elf and in the rela­ti­onship with sup­pli­ers – the pro­cu­re­ment and pro­ces­sing of infor­ma­ti­on, coope­ra­ti­on in the sup­p­ly chain, com­plaint manage­ment and report­ing to aut­ho­ri­ties and stake­hol­ders are just some of them. Non-compliance with due dili­gence obli­ga­ti­ons is strict­ly and mea­sur­a­b­ly sanc­tion­ed and increa­ses the cor­po­ra­te lia­bi­li­ty risk.

Whe­ther human rights, envi­ron­men­tal and cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion in manu­fac­tu­ring and dis­tri­bu­ti­on or the imple­men­ta­ti­on of cor­po­ra­te due dili­gence in con­tract design and report­ing: our sus­tainable pro­ducts & sup­p­ly chains com­pe­tence team sup­ports you with a holi­stic ran­ge of advi­so­ry ser­vices that focus on your sup­p­ly chains.

Our ser­vices

  • Iden­ti­fy­ing sus­taina­bi­li­ty requi­re­ments (inclu­ding i.a. CSRD, LkSG (Ger­man Sup­p­ly Chain Due Dili­gence Act), CSDD, EUDR, EUTR) and
  • Imple­men­ta­ti­on of legal requi­re­ments in pro­ces­ses: adapt­a­ti­on of exis­ting com­pli­ance manage­ment sys­tems or deve­lo­p­ment of new structures
  • Trai­ning and edu­ca­ti­on on sup­p­ly chain compliance
  • Con­tract drafting
  • Sus­taina­bi­li­ty reporting
  • Recall manage­ment.

Plea­se feel free to cont­act us at any time if we can sup­port you or if you have any ques­ti­ons. We would be hap­py to explain our approach to you in a per­so­nal con­ver­sa­ti­on, ans­wer your ques­ti­ons and crea­te a sui­ta­ble offer for your company.

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