In June 2021, following the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament), the Federal Council adopted the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. Its official name is Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, or LkSG. It is also simply referred as the German Supply Chain Act or SCDDA. On July 22, 2021, the German Federal Law Gazette published the Act. This law requires companies to protect human rights and the environment by establishing due diligence procedures in their business operations and global supply chain.