German Supply Chain Act

Equip yourself with the necessary resources to adhere to the regulations outlined in the German Supply Chain Act and fulfill the increasing obligations for due diligence.

The Challenge

Identifying and overseeing GSCA compliance not only for primary suppliers but also for their tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers.

To adhere to the German Supply Chain Act, German businesses must conduct thorough due diligence across their supply chain network. The intricate web of supply chains, essential for delivering high-quality products promptly, now places a distinct demand on German companies to map out their entire supply chain landscape. This regulation introduces a fresh challenge for indirect suppliers, as they navigate through a new set of compliance requirements that could impact their standing and relationships with directly affected German firms.

The Solution

Efficiently consolidate your GSCA audit and inspection compliance data monitoring and reporting, all while maintaining the ability to customize management for each supplier individually within a single software solution.

Build GSCA compliance forms for each unique supplier.

Regardless of the industry, location, or language your suppliers operate in, you can trust that your due diligence efforts will be effective with Certainty’s customized audit and inspection form creation.

Certainty Software provides advanced multilingual features to guarantee that crucial GSCA compliance messages are accurately conveyed in different languages, preventing any potential compliance challenges.

“With Certainty, we can create multilingual checklists with translations (one checklist in several different languages).”

– Matthias Jäger, Quality Engineer, Brose

Various types of form inputs provide the necessary information for making informed decisions.

Diverse GSCA audit and inspection form answer options help your team make the most informed decisions in line with GSCA regulations.

From a variety of input options such as text boxes, star ratings, radio buttons, and dropdown menus, to cutting-edge functionalities like GPS coordinates, barcode and QR code scanning, and image and file uploads, you can be confident that your data collection techniques align with both internal standards and regulatory guidelines.

“With Certainty’s user-friendly interface, we can create custom checklists to allow users to input data from remote sites and see live results online upon completion. Our audit program has grown and improved with the help of Certainty.”

– Alexis Halenda, Quality Project Auditor/Field Advisor at Strike Group

Automate GSCA compliance audits with full-scale scheduling.

Stay on top of your timelines and GSCA reporting deadlines with our comprehensive automated scheduling and reminder system.

Set up pre-planned recurring schedules with personalized assignments for Users, User Groups, Sites, and Site Groups. Create a comprehensive reminder system to streamline communication and avoid delays in GSCA compliance audits using Certainty’s customizable notification feature.

“The data security Certainty offered was a key consideration, along with their flexibility to adapt the system to meet our needs”

– Kiran Venkitesh, Platforms Manager, Supply Chain & Product Assurance, DNV

Make pinpoint accurate corrective actions that will avoid GSCA noncompliance.

Tailored Action Workflows guarantee optimal performance in risk management. With Certainty’s alert system, crucial members of your risk management team receive instant notifications upon the detection of noncompliance in form submissions. Utilizing automated workflows, prompt corrective measures can be allocated and monitored effectively.

“The ability of notifications is extremely useful to immediately alert senior management in high-risk situations to resolve any concerns quickly.”

– Daniel Girardi, Continuous Improvement Analyst, Longo’s

Transform the way you report and visualize GSCA compliance data.

Certainty offers a diverse array of reporting and dashboard tools for tracking GSCA data throughout your entire supply chain.

Utilize our Corporate Performance Dashboard, system reports, business intelligence & analytics dashboards, and customized reporting for real-time insights into your due diligence outcomes across every aspect of your supply chain.

“Certainty is appreciated by our supervisors because it is user-friendly and it saves them reporting time. Certainty allows us to easily customize our inspection forms and integrate our old paper forms.”

– Simon-Pierre Lessard, Director of Quality/Compliance & Environment – St Johns, Packaging

The Features

Features to strengthen and maintain your German Supply Chain Act due diligence efforts.


  • Truly multilingual answer options that include text, radio buttons, drop-downs, checkboxes, a date picker, a signature, a star rating, bar & QR code readers, GPS locations, and more…
  • Conditional and repeatable questions to automate and standardize your GSCA due diligence
  • Fill out your forms with photos, graphics, and documents for greater detail and insight
  • Allow input assessment data both online and offline
  • App access through major app platforms (iOS, Android, Windows)


  • Track issues identified in your GSCA due diligence audits
  • Extensive and detailed audit reporting by inspection, user, site, region, question, and answer
  • Business Intelligence Analytics
  • Configure your dashboard to deliver optimal viewpoints of specific or all sites, users, etc.
  • Filterable system reporting
  • Report data analysis and analysis online, or export to PDF, Excel, or CSV formats.
  • Create customized reporting


  • Automated notifications, escalations, and actions
  • Centralized action delegation
  • Configure your action workflows
  • Customizable sites, organization structures, and site groups
  • Change history logs for the entire system
  • Implement and delegate your custom actions

Used by hundreds of thousands to easily complete millions of accurate audits and inspections annually.

International Paper


Delivering world-renowned testing, certification, and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management, DNV is one of the world’s leading certification bodies that help businesses ensure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities throughout supply chains.

Learn how DNV utilizes Certainty to manage global audits and inspections with ease.

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