Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
With the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP), the German government for the first time anchors the responsibility of German companies along their supply and value chains. The NAP serves to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. In order to encourage and enable companies to proactively address the due diligence requirements along supply chains enshrined in the NAP, the GIZ is conducting sector dialogues on behalf of the German government. The dialogue for the energy sector was launched in 2023. The aim is to focus on sector-specific supply and value chains and to develop joint assistance on due diligence for sector members. The dialogue is organized on a partnership basis and results are developed jointly. The members of the energy sector dialogue have defined the creation of a sector-specific risk profile as one of the desired outcomes of their work.
adelphi supported the sector dialogue in the creation of the " Risk Profile Energy Sector" by preparing and following up on working group meetings as well as through supplementary research. The aim of the project was a practical and action-oriented mapping of the industry's risk exposure. The risk profile is intended to support companies in the energy sector not only in their individual risk analysis within the meaning of the Supply Chain Sourcing Act (LkSG), but also to cover more far-reaching topics, e.g. in the environmental area. In addition, it is intended to support the members of the sector dialogue in evaluating and prioritizing the identified risks according to their probability of occurrence and severity.