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BDA (Confederation of German Employers' Associations)

BDA website: www.bda-online.de/www/bdaonline.nsf/ID/HomeEN?Open

The BDA "represents the interprofessional and the interregional interests of German employers in the social policy field."  Its members include various sector-specific German business organisations.

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18 August 2017
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Author: Max Haerder und Simon Bock (Die Wirtschaftswoche)

Die Deutsche Industrie kann sich nicht auf eine Selbstverpflichtung zu nachhaltigen und sicheren globalen Lieferketten einigen. Eigentlich sollte ein entsprechendes Papier vor der Bundestagswahl unterzeichnet werden... Die sogenannte „Berliner...

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23 March 2017

Study by think thanks shows corporate influence on G20 process on labour policy among others

Author: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Global Policy Forum

"Corporate Influence on the G20: The case of the B20 and transnational business networks", 23 March 2017...

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7 October 2015
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24 July 2015
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Author: SZ, Thomas Öchsner

...Junge Asylbewerber und Ausländer ohne festen Aufenthaltsstatus, die in Deutschland eine Lehre angefangen haben, mussten bisher meist immer wieder zur Ausländerbehörde, um ihre Aufenthaltserlaubnis für drei oder sechs Monate erneuern zu lassen. Die...

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8 January 2015
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Author: FAZ

...Wann hat ein Arbeitnehmer Anspruch auf den deutschen Mindestlohn? Eigentlich ist die Antwort einfach: wenn er seine Arbeit in Deutschland ausübt. In einigen Fällen löst das Ergebnis dieser Antwort aber irritiertes Staunen aus - etwa unter polnischen...

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21 December 2010

[PDF] German employers’ position on the “Guiding Principles” proposed by John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for business and human rights

Author: Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA – Confederation of German Employers)

BDA...has welcomed John Ruggie’s ‘protect, respect and remedy’ as a conclusive concept for better implementation of human rights because it distinguishes clearly between the responsibilities of the various players and helps to clarify the complex...

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30 September 2004

[PDF] [BDI (Federation of German Industry) & BDA (Confederation of German Employers' Associations) submission to UN consultation on business & human rights - cover letter]

Author: BDI [Federation of German Industry] & BDA [Confederation of German Employers' Associations]

We strongly support the Commission’s explicit statement in Decision 2004/116 of 20 April 2004 that the Sub-Commission’s draft norms have no legal standing and that no monitoring of them should be performed. It is right that they should not constitute...

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30 September 2004

[PDF] [Govt. of Germany submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Germany Government

...companies, especially those operating on a transnational or even global scale...are called upon to strive for the promotion and observance of human rights, environmental and social standards within their spheres of activity and influence.

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1 September 2004

Cover letter for submission to UN consultation on business & human rights by BDI (Federation of German Industry) & BDA (Confederation of German Employers' Associations)

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1 September 2004

[PDF] full BDI/BDA submission: "Position Paper - Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights"

Author: BDI [Federation of German Industry] & BDA [Confederation of German Employers' Associations]

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