Switzerland’s disappointing Action Plan

Over 5 years after the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Switzerland finally published its implementation strategy. Although the National Action Plan (NAP)[1] recognizes the challenges at hand, only six new measures are foreseen.

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Neither plan nor action

The Swiss President, Johann Schneider-Ammann, took part at this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva as a keynote speaker.

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Global Business ? Global Responsibility !

Swiss companies that threaten human rights and the environment through their economic activities abroad must take responsibility. This is the message with which a broad coalition launches the Responsible Business Initiative today in Bern.

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