Certified Human Rights Officer
(„Zertifizierter Menschenrechtsbeauftragter“)

On January 1, 2023, the German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz) came into effect, requiring companies to monitor human rights and environmental risks in their supply chains.

Recent initiatives by lawmakers in Europe and the EU (e.g. Loi de Vigilance in France, Lieferkettengesetz in Germany) have emphasized the need for companies to adhere to strict Human Rights Due Diligence in their own operations and throughout the entire value chain.

As a HR professional, it's important to understand the growing importance of human rights in business and the need to allocate resources to manage this important challenge.

To effectively implement and maintain compliance (EU-Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence), the appointment of a Human Rights Officer is crucial.

In this training, you will learn about the legal frameworks surrounding human rights, such as the UNGP (United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights) and its principles, as well as how to establish compliant processes within your organization and utilize the right tools. This training is divided into three days, with the first day providing an overview of the topic, and days two and three diving deeper into implementation strategies. You can choose to attend the first day for a general understanding or participate in all three days for a more comprehensive understanding.

Hermann Rothert - Head of Sustainability -  Allianz SE, Munich/Germany

“A very good course that provides a complete overview of the human rights framework as a whole. For the European and German supply chain act the course made the fields of action transparent and gave approaches to solutions, which we could put into action immediately.”
Hermann Rothert
Head of Sustainability
Allianz SE, Munich/Germany

Benefit for participants

1 Create value-based and sustainability-oriented business strategies
2 Improve the Human-Rights Due Diligence performance of the business you are already in
3 Leverage the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in a business context
4 Gain leadership skills in a demanding global environment
5 Enhance decision-making skills in a matrix organisation
6 Enhance decision-making skills in a matrix organization

Benefits for organisations

Comply with legislative requirements across the Globe
Create a value-based and sustainability-oriented company strategy
Turn potential reputational and liability risks into competitive advantages
Establish a value-based sustainable Value Chain
Create a one-stop-shop within the company for all Human-Rights related topics
Assign responsibility to a competent and capable person within the company


  • Overview on legal requirements
  • UN Guiding Principles for “Business and Human Rights” (UNGP)
  • Standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Scope and role of a Human Rights Officer
  • Methods and Tools (Risk Management, Risk Analysis, Strategy and Policies, Preventive Measures, Remedial Actions, Complaints Procedure, Third Party Due Diligence, Documentation and Reporting)
Romy Wunderwald - Global E&C Solutions Director - Dispute Resolution at Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany

“Excellent programme. It provided a comprehensive overview of the legal framework but also tools and methods which certainly will prove useful in my daily work. I was very pleased with the tutors as well as the administration. Thank you!”
Romy Wunderwald
Global E&C Solutions Director, Dispute Resolution
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany


Dr. Ulrich Hagel
Dr. Ulrich Hagel

Dr. Ulrich Hagel has studied law and business administration, is a qualified German lawyer with more than 25 year of experience as attorney at law an inhouse-counsel.

He has been Chief Compliance & Security Officer of Bombardier Transportation. He is also Academic Director at the Dresden International University for the MBA programme “International Commercial & Contract Management”, Head of the working group Compliance of the German Railway Industry (“VDB”) and author of numerous publications on Compliance, Legal Operations and Dispute Resolution.

Michael Wiedmann
Michael Wiedmann

Michael Wiedmann is a lawyer based in Essen with experience in industry and retail and as "Of Counsel" for compliance in the Frankfurt office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

He has extensive expertise in compliance, governance and corporate matters due to his different roles as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary and Senior Vice President Public Affairs at METRO Group, particularly in the development and design of effective compliance management systems. He serves as well as co-chair of the CSR/Human Rights working group of the German Institute for Compliance e.V. (DICO) and publishes regularly on human rights and general compliance issues.

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