Webinar: Introduction to sustainable value chain management

How do you make the value chain in your company more sustainable? And what are the minimum requirements in relation to, for example, compliance with human rights and the environment? Learn about ‘due diligence’ and ‘six steps’ in sustainability. Join the first of ten webinars in the EXCELIVING training programme.

The EU has an increasing focus on sustainability and wants to promote responsible business behaviour in global value chains. Upcoming EU regulations on sustainable value chains (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence) can have significance – and in the worst case, consequences – for both large and small companies.

Due diligence for sustainability

How do you ensure that production in your company at least complies with human rights and environmental legislation? And what is ‘responsible corporate behaviour’?

In this webinar, you will get an introduction to due diligence for the six steps sustainability method. ‘Six steps’ is a practical and systematic method for value chain management and ensures productive cooperation on shared responsibility across the value chain.

Learn about

  • The overall framework for due diligence for sustainability
  • Methods and tools for risk assessment, decision-making and follow-up procedures.
  • Tips and inspiration for where you can find more knowledge and more resources

Why join?

  • Get tools that you can use to handle the compliance aspect of sustainability due diligence
  • Be inspired on how to approach your partnerships in a constructive and forward-looking way, aimed at improving business practices for the benefit of the planet, people and the economy

Meet the expert

The presenter at this webinar is Susanne Krogh Petersen, Senior Business Consultant at Erhvervshus Hovedstaden. Susanne has worked with business development for more than 10 years and has extensive experience in guiding startups and SMEs on their journey towards sustainable value chains.


13:00 Welcome by Nanna Broch Mortensen, Project Manager, Danish Life Science Cluster
13:05 Introduction to sustainable value chains by Susanne Krogh Petersen, Senior Business Consultant, Erhvervshus Hovedstaden
13:45 Open discussion about sustainable value chains by Agustí Padrós, Project Manager, Smartech Cluster
14:00 Thank you for joining – see you next time

The webinar is held in English.

A webinar series for SMEs with an international outlook

This webinar is part of the EXCELIVING training programme, which focuses on the knowledge and training needs of SMEs and other cluster members. Through 10 free webinars, you can gain knowledge and inspiration on topics within digitalisation, advanced technologies, management, sustainability and internationalisation.

You can participate in one or more webinars. All webinars can be viewed independently.


The EXCELIVING project focuses on habitats via cross-sectoral dimensions: home automation, welfare technology, lighting, furniture and building materials. In this way, EXCELIVING promotes a holistic perspective on habitat value chains, focusing on elements that have a direct impact on the promotion of healthy, age-friendly and sustainable environments. Read more about EXCELIVING here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s COSME program under Grant Agreement no. 101037887. The content of this website represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for the use that may be made of the information it contains.

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