econchain –
German Business Initiative for Sustainable Value Chains

With our trainings, companies gain extensive knowledge on management tools for environmental, social, and human rights standards.

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The cross-sectoral initiative for sustainable value chains.

econchain is an initiative by

econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

in cooperation with

Systain Consulting

supported by

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH


econchain is an initiative developed by companies for companies. By participating, you can benefit from ample experience made in various industries. Be part of our initiative!

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Training for Purchasing Organizations

How are human rights linked to activities in global value chains? Learn more about legal and normative demands towards your business and about advantages resulting from protecting human rights in the supply chain in this video. Click here for training handbooks for purchasing organizations.

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Short version available

We now offer a short version of our training program! Here you can find further information.


You can now register for our upcoming trainings.

Pilot Phase

The pilot phase has been conducted successfully in China and Mexico.