The Responsible Business Initiative

Protecting human rights and the environment

Konzernverantwortungsinitiative

Glencore responsible for serious skin injuries in Chad

Investigations have revealed that Glencore has caused an environmental disaster in Chad: Chemicals from the petroleum production are poisoning a river. This causes large burn blisters on the skin of both children and adults and livestock perishes.

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National Council sticks with compromise proposal

The National Council leaves the door open for a political compromise. The ball is back in the court of the Council of States.

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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.