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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The Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice is part of an international network

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) is a network bringing together various organisations from different countries active in the promotion of corporate accountability. Beside, the BHRinlaw website lists legislative and case law developments all over the world on the topic of corporate responsibility and provides a useful overview.

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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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