Get your business ready now and avoid penalties

Does your company need to deal with the German Supply Chain Law in force since 2023 and no one in your company knows how? We get your employees ready in the implementation of the supply chain law. In our interactive online training courses, you’ll learn how to act in accordance with the LkSG and how to avoid violations and penalties.

Our learning content is based on the academic principles of the IU (International University of Applied Sciences)

The new Supply Chain Law for companies

Since 1 January 2023, the new Supply Chain Act or Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) has been mandatory for all large companies. Companies must now keep their supply chains free of human rights violations and comply with certain environmental standards – otherwise they will face penalties.

Legally, the Supply Chain Act primarily requires your company to adapt and update in the areas of compliance, purchasing and contract design.

In addition to the implementation of the due diligence obligations, these obligations must be regularly monitored and further developed, as the risks can change at any time.

Who checks for compliance with the Supply Chain Act?

Compliance with the Supply Chain Act is checked by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control. It controls your company reports, investigates complaints and also imposes sanctions for violations of the Supply Chain Act.

The Supply Chain Act applies to these companies

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) for companies is being implemented in two steps:

  1. Since 01.01.2023, it applies to all companies with more than 3,000 employees.
  2. Starting in 2024, it will apply to companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Provide your company with the knowledge of relevant contents from the LkSG

In our “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” course, your employees will learn everything about the LkSG within 4 hours:

  • What obligations apply to your company?
  • What duties of care are there and how do I comply with them?
  • How do I conduct a risk analysis for my company?
  • How do I create an annual report?
  • Who is liable for non-compliance?
  • How do I avoid sanctions?
  • How does the documentation work without a lot effort?
  • How is compliance with the LkSG checked and enforced?

Get your employees ready now and get the answers to the questions in your company.

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Choose the topics relevant to your business

Together with our international network of experts, we offer more than 200 hours of learning content and 350 hours of accompanying learning material on our learning experience platform (LXP). Our topic: Sustainability including its drivers digitalization and mobility of the future.

Choose the topics relevant to your company and make them available to your employees in your corporate design. We’re happy to create content specifically for your company and support you in learner engagement and success measurement.

Excerpt of topics:

Supply chains

Sustainable supply chains

Supply chain

Implementation in corporate divisions

Recommendations for negative impacts on your value chain


Introduction to sustainable finance

Sustainable financial standards and ESG regulation

ESG strategies for financial products

ESG criteria and roadmap

Social sustainability

Acting with social responsibility

Social impact on employees along the value chain

Social responsibility in society and communities

Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA)

Basic knowledge

The three dimensions of sustainability

Basics of ecological, social and economic sustainability

Terms, concepts and theories


EU Green Deal

EU Action Plan

Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSRD)

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG)


Opportunities and risks of digitalization

Customer & user centricity

Software and software engineering


Platform economy

Leadership & culture

Mobility of the future

Electric cars

xEV technology

Charging infrastructure

Case trends

Learning content at the practical and university level

All learners can choose courses, masterclasses, certification programs and a nano degree according to their time and interests. After answering classifying questions, we will recommend a tailor-made qualification from 200 hours of course content.

290 courses

30 to 240 minutes

11 masterclasses

7 to 9 hours

4 certification programs

approx. 19 hours over 5 to 6 months

1 nano degree

approx. 150 hours over max. 12 months

will be accepted as part of a subsequent master’s degree program at IU to an extent of 5 ECTS credits

Our learning content is based on the academic principles of the IU International University of Applied Sciences

We're always happy to answer your questions

Let’s discuss how you can enhance your image, secure your competitiveness, increase your sales and expand your service portfolio through employee qualification in the field of sustainability.

What companies need to know now

In our globalized economy, a global mindset is needed to effectively protect people and the environment in supply chains.

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LksG) – or Supply Chain Act – has been in force since 2023 and is aimed at companies based or established in Germany. It calls on companies to establish appropriate and effective risk management in all business areas, which is integrated into all business processes. The company must document that no human rights violations occur in its entire supply chain.

However, this Supply Chain Law for companies is not only intended to improve the human rights situation. The new due diligence obligations are also intended to contribute to greater sustainability, less environmental destruction, a reduction of child labour and protection against the exploitation of people by precisely targeting suppliers.

If the Supply Chain Act is still a big question mark for your company and you are wondering where to begin, we have the solution. We can prepare your workforce on our interactive learning experience platform for the implementation of the German Supply Chain Act.

This allows your company to comply with the new law from the outset and avoid high financial penalties.

Is your company affected by the LkSG?

Companies in Germany with more than 3,000 employees are legally obligated to comply with their due diligence obligations within the supply chain. The aim of this new legal regulation is to improve supply chain transparency and to respect internationally recognized human rights.

From 1 January 2024, this threshold will fall to 1,000 employees for affected companies.

Handle financial penalties with our online courses

In the event of LkSG violations, for example due to lack of preventive measures or other requirements, companies face periodic penalty payments and fines depending on their annual turnover.

These can amount to up to 8 million euros or up to 2 percent of global annual sales. The turnover-based framework for fines only applies to companies with more than 400 million euros in annual turnover.

We cover all relevant content so that your company can operate in compliance with LkSg and can meet requirements

With the adoption of the Supply Chain Act, the German government has opened a new chapter with regard to corporate due diligence. Companies must now bear basic responsibility for their supply chains and avoid human rights violations and environmental pollution. We train your employees to meet your due diligence obligations and requirements as well as to act in accordance with the LkSG:

  • Due diligence: Taking responsibility
    Under the Supply Chain Act, companies must adopt and communicate a policy statement on human rights strategy. This includes the results of the risk analysis, measures for prevention and remediation, procedural descriptions, the appointment of a human rights officer, clear responsibilities and preventive measures.
  • Due diligence: Identifying risks
    Companies need to be transparent about what their supply chains look like and what human rights and environmental risks are involved. Risk analysis must distinguish between the direct impact of the company, contractual relationships with suppliers and complex business relationships without direct contractual arrangements. If a company determines that a violation of human rights or environmental requirements has already occurred or is imminent in its own business or with a direct supplier, remedial action must be taken. These remedies are designed to stop these injuries and prevent further damage.
  • Due diligence: Minimizing risks
    Based on the risk analysis, companies take preventive measures to prevent violations in their business areas. These include contractual human rights clauses, appropriate procurement strategies, training for employees and suppliers as well as regular control measures.
  • Due diligence: Informing and reporting
    The law also requires continuous reporting on the measures taken and violations within the framework of the Supply Chain Act. An annual report must be submitted to the Federal Office of Economics and External Control (BAFA) four months after the annual financial statements of the company and is intended to provide information on the risks identified, measures taken, evaluation of the effects and effectiveness as well as future preventive measures.
  • Due Diligence: Allowing for complaints
    Companies must establish a complaints procedure that’s open to all stakeholders involved who are affected by or have knowledge of human rights violations. The process should be transparent, fair and accessible to all, and companies should encourage exchanges with employees and suppliers in the design of complaint management.

Train your employees now and act in compliance with the LkSG.