MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Switzerland – Federal Administration
Headline: Federal Council wants to protect the environment and human rights – but the initiative’s liability goes too far
On November 29, 2020, the Swiss population will vote on the popular initiative “For responsible companies – to protect people and the environment” (so-called corporate responsibility initiative). The Federal Council also wants to better protect human rights and the environment. The initiative is the wrong way for the Federal Council. Instead, it supports Parliament’s counter-proposal, which relies on new due diligence and reporting requirements for Swiss companies. These only come into force if the popular initiative is rejected.
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