Compromise remains open

14th June 2018: The National Council decided today to accept the counter-proposal to the Responsible Business Initiative. Widely supported, this counter-proposal represents a compromise between the initiators, the forces of parliament and those of the economy. For example, constructive discussions were held by the initiators with the Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales (GEM). Some economic circles, such as the GEM or Migros, support the counter-proposal approved today.

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Analysis of the Swiss National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Following the adoption of Switzerland’s National Action Plan on Business an Human Rights on December 9th 2016, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice has published its analysis and comments.

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Swiss based companies have made and continue to make headlines for human rights abuses and environmental damages committed through their global activities. This is why, on April 21st 2015, a broad coalition of Swiss civil society organizations working in human rights, development and environmental protection launched the Responsible Business Initiative. The initiative aims at introducing a biding framework to protect human rights and the ennvironment abroad.

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