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CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG)

In 2014, the European Parliament and the member states of the EU adopted a directive to extend reporting of large capital market-oriented companies, credit institutions, financial services institutions and insurance companies (the so-called CSR directive). The aim of the directive is to increase the transparency of ecological and social aspects in companies in the EU.
Germany has transposed the Directive into national law (CSR Directive Implementation Act). The CSR Directive Implementation Act came into force on 19 April 2017.

12.6 Responsible companies
BMZ; UN Global Compact Netzwerk Deutschland
Global Compact Network Germany (DGCN)

The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on ten universal principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people today and in the future. In national networks, participating stakeholders develop concrete approaches to solutions and thus contribute to the global vision of the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact Network Germany (UN GCD) brings together the German participants of the UN Global Compact: Currently, these are around 810 companies - ranging from DAX corporations to medium-sized and small enterprises - and almost 60 organizations from civil society, academia and the public sector. In the network, they can find out about various corporate responsibility issues, exchange ideas and work together on practical solutions. The UN GCD was created at the initiative of German companies in 2000 as one of the first national networks.

12.6 Responsible companies 12.B Sustainable tourism
Competence Center for Innovative Procurement (KOINNO)

Within the framework of the Competence Center for Innovative Procurement (KOINNO) of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), consumers and awarding authorities are to recognize their innovation potential more strongly than before and integrate it into their strategic orientation.
In this way, structural, organisational and legal obstacles can be overcome in order to increase the share of innovations in administration and industry. The competence centre supports this process of further development and transformation with advice, services and events.

12.7 Sustainable public procurement
Too good for the bin! (Zu gut für die Tonne!)

Every year, around eleven million tons of food waste is generated along the entire food supply chain in Germany, more than six million of it in private households alone. Since 2012, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has been showing how consumers can reduce food waste. With its national strategy for reducing food waste, which is currently being further developed, the ministry is focusing not only on private households but also on the primary production, processing, wholesale and retail, and out-of-home catering sectors. The aim is to halve food waste in Germany at retail and consumer level by 2030 and to reduce food waste along the production and supply chain.

At www.zugutfuerdietonne.de, interested parties can find facts about food waste, tips for more sustainable food handling, and creative recipes for the best leftovers. In tutorials, Too Good for the Bin! regularly gives tips on how to recycle food and leftovers. Information is also provided on the wide range of activities in the countries to implement the national strategy. 

With the Too Good for the Bin! - Federal Award, the BMEL has been honoring outstanding projects and their initiators every year since 2016, who contribute to reducing food waste with their concrete ideas, pioneering spirit and great commitment. The award goes to projects from a wide range of areas along the entire food supply chain: from production and trade to the processing of food in restaurants and private households.

The Twitter channel @zgfdt will be used to tweet news related to food appreciation. 
Tools such as checklists, training materials, flyers, guides, apps for reducing food waste and projects that are committed to more appreciation throughout Germany are presented on the Too Good for the Bin! website: https://www.zugutfuerdietonne.de/jetzt-engagieren/.

The "Guide to passing on food to social institutions - legal aspects" offers information on passing on food that is not marketable but suitable for human consumption. The aim of this guide is to facilitate the transfer of food.

12.3 Reducing food losses 12.8 Information and awareness for sustainable development
United Against Waste e.V.
United Against Waste

Together with its members, the "United Against Waste e.V." association develops practical solutions that demonstrate that reducing food waste is feasible - and also saves money. The measures developed by United Against Waste also help the restaurant and catering sector to make the topic of food waste more tangible in everyday kitchen life. At the same time, active public relations work ensures that the public continues to focus on the respectful handling of food.

12.3 Reducing food losses
SDG 2 SDG 9 SDG 17