Supply Chain Act - XS Cloud Supplier Transparency 

The transparency of supply chains and corporate due diligence are becoming increasingly important and can lead to challenges when it comes to implementation. The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains requires companies with 1,000 or more employees to comply with social and environmental standards along their supply chains. Implementing the law can lead to challenges in everyday working life. XS Supplier Transparency is there to simplify the processes.

With XS Supplier Transparency, your suppliers' products are checked and analysed on the legal basis of the Supply Chain Act. This automatically distributes corresponding supply chain declarations to your suppliers and, if declared risk countries are specified, sends a subsequent questionnaire on compliance with the duty of care. On return, these are checked and finally made available to you. You can also use this data and content for your annual report to BAFA - the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control - on your efforts to comply with the supply chain due diligence obligation.

Overview of the Supply Chain Act

The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains is a legislation aimed at obliging companies to comply with social and environmental standards along their supply chains. At the centre of this is the responsibility of companies for the conditions under which their products are manufactured, particularly abroad. The Supply Chain Act focuses primarily on the protection of human rights and the environment in global supply chains and, of course, within the company itself.

Companies must therefore take appropriate measures to identify, prevent or minimise risks in their supply chains. This can include audits, training, risk analyses and cooperation with suppliers.

Furthermore, companies are required to report transparently on their efforts to comply with the supply chain due diligence obligation. This takes the form of an annual report to BAFA, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control. Companies that violate the requirements of the law can be fined. The exact penalties can vary depending on the severity of the offence.

How does XS Supplier Transparency work?

Facts

Supplier declaration and questionnaires

Automatic enquiry of the reasons for the risks via questionnaires to suppliers.

Risk management system

Identification and visualisation of risks using a traffic light system for a better overview and comprehensibility.

Differentiated risk analysis

Differentiated risk analysis based on product data and public international databases on risks.

Advantages of Supplier Transparency

Transparency


Transparent presentation and communication on compliance with the Supply Chain Act and potential risks for suppliers.

Cost efficiency through reduced effort


Reduction of manual and personnel costs for the organisation of legal agreements and control processes.

Supplier overview


Clear overview of all suppliers on the subject of risk management and corresponding traffic light status.

Support for BAFA reporting obligations


Provision of supplier declarations, questionnaires, risk analysis results and risk minimisation measures for use in the annual BAFA report.

Support for company values


These reports provide a way for you to publicly demonstrate your responsibility and commitment to ethical supply chains.

Proactive risk avoidance


Actively identify and minimise risks in your existing supply chains to meet legal requirements.

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