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Berne Declaration report: "Without Map or Compass - Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights"

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Article
7 May 2010

Berne Declaration campaign website: "Banks and Human Rights"

Author: Berne Declaration

With the case studies documented on our website we underline the changes we want these Swiss Banks to make. Credit Suisse and UBS must give human rights the respect they deserve in their guidelines and standards. And we want them to make these standards public because the time for secrecy in the field of human rights as elsewhere is definitely over...

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Company response
7 May 2010

[Credit Suisse response to Berne Declaration report & website on Credit Suisse, UBS & human rights

Author: Credit Suisse

...we regularly reassess the usefulness and added value of issue‐specific policies (such as a specific human rights policy) and may in the future consider developing such issue‐specific policies. Credit Suisse is strongly committed to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and strictly adheres to the principles of the UN Global Compact...

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Company response
4 May 2010

UBS response to Berne Declaration report & website on UBS, Credit Suisse & human rights

Author: UBS

As an international firm in terms of its employees, suppliers and clients UBS takes social and environmental concerns very seriously. In line with its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics UBS promotes and respects human rights standards within its sphere of influence.

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Article
1 April 2010

[PDF] Without Map or Compass - Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights

Author: Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration

The Berne Declaration investigated the financial connections between the two largest Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS and companies embroiled in serious controversies about human rights such as the right to life, the right to security, the right to health, the right to food and water...Elaborating on the reports of the UN Special Representative on business and human rights we show that for the banks the «corporate responsibility to respect» should mean nothing less than implementing a comprehensive human rights due diligence.

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