alliance for grievance mechanisms
in supply chains

our mission

better protection of human rights and the environment

We establish a multi-stakeholder framework for harmonizing grievance mechanisms worldwide and organizing solutions with our partners to better protect human rights and the environment in supply chains.

Our mission is to ensure that every worker and rightsholder can find access to help through trusted channels.

the milestones

June 5 – 6, 2023
First multi-stakeholder workshop in Madrid

July – September 2023
Working Group Meetings

October 2023
Second multi-stakeholder workshop in Madrid and business information on the 03rd Oct 5-6pm at the Fruit Attraction

appellando booth on ANUGA fair

Spain travel for needs assessment: report

October – November 2023
Developing innovative collaboration model

December 05 2023
appellando public webinar, 12pm – 1pm CET

January – February 2024
Launch in Spain. Plan expansion to other countries and supply chains

February 8 2024, 10 – 11 am
Fruit Logistica Trade Fair, Berlin
appellando panel discussion “German Supply Chain Due diligence Act – (how) does it work? First Experience Exchange”
FRESH PRODUCE FORUM, hall 23 / E-03

the alliance

Join our force for human rights and environment in supply chains

your call

Stand up and call for human rights and environment in supply chains

our help

Expect our alignment to give access to remedy

the alliance

strong alliance,
strong help

Responsible buyers and suppliers partner with successful systems and solutions in a multi-stakeholder collaborative alliance to offer effective help

about us

explore and build

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) and the draft EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) require companies of a certain size to set up grievance mechanisms and access to remedy procedures. To ensure successful and effective implementation of these mechanisms, legislators explicitly mention and welcome the use of industry-wide solutions, rather than individual company solutions.

The EHI Retail Institute together with a group of retailers therefore started this initiative. The objective is to establish a multi-stakeholder alliance that designs and implements industry-wide grievance mechanism services.

Our appellando framework aims to acknowledge the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We follow a collaborative approach to harmonize standards for technical interoperability, efficient monitoring, effective investigations and concerted, sustained remediation efforts that are applicable in local and global supply chains, across businesses, commodities, industries, sectors, and geographies.

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