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On this page you will find information on how the sustainability due diligence contractual terms can be used and fulfilled. The guidance is aimed at regions and suppliers but can be used by other procurement organisations.


The contract terms means that suppliers must have policies and processes in place to identify, prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse impacts on people, the environment and society in their own operations and in the supply chain.

The approach is based on the following international frameworks:

The guidance is based on the Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement´s model for the purchasing process. It helps procurers to prepare the procurement based on the contract terms on sustainability due diligence, to then carry out the procurement and realize the contract.


The guidance for suppliers is based on the contract terms for the supplier's commitments, the supplier's due diligence and the supplier's reporting obligation. 

Here you will also find key concepts as used in the contract terms. 

Guidance to the contract terms

Support for procuring organizations to use
the contract terms

Prepare the procurement

Here you get help in determining whether it is necessary to use the contract terms and in identifying and assessing adverse impacts in the supply chain.

Carry out the procurement

Here you get help in deciding whether you should use the basic level or the advanced level, as well as in completing and finalizing the contract terms regarding, among other things, transparency in the supply chain.

Realize the agreement

Here you get help with preparing suppliers in connection with the start of the agreement, with planning and implementing the follow-up and with addressing deviations.

Support for suppliers to fulfill the contract terms

Introduction to the contract term

Here we explain what the contract terms are and why they exists. We describe the international frameworks the terms based on and how far the responsibility for due diligence extends.

The supplier's commitments

Here we explain the supplier's commitments, i.e. what is meant by human rights, workers' rights, the environment and business ethics.

Supplier's due diligence

Here we explain the supplier's due diligence, i.e. what is meant by identifying, preventing, mitigating and remedying adverse impact.

The supplier's reporting obligation

Here we explain what suppliers must do if they have reasonable grounds to assume that there is or has been a severe deviation in their own operations or in the supply chain.

Country risks, risk analyses and sources 

Country risks help you assess whether it is necessary to require sustainability due diligence requirements to identify risk suppliers. To identify and assess risks in the supply chains, you can use the National Agency for Public Procurement´s risk analysis service. If you instead want to identify and assess risks on your own, you can start from credible and independent sources.

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