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26 May 2020

Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice

Support for public Responsible Business Initiative continues to grow

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A survey conducted between 5 and 12 May 2020 shows: Today, 78% of eligible voters would vote in favour of the Responsible Business Initiative. This means that the approval rate remains constant compared to the results of February 2020, while at the same time many new supporters are joining the initiative.

The current crisis affects many people heavily. The consequences for economic policy are barely foreseeable today. For broad circles, however, it is self-evident that the reconstruction of the economy must occur in a sustainable manner. CEOs of major international companies such as l’Oréal, H&M or Unilever, are calling for «Green Recovery» in a joint declaration with political decision-makers and stakeholders: According to this declaration, the economic reconstruction project should be socially and ecologically sustainable. Rules for corporations regarding compliance with basic human rights and environmental standards form its foundation. This is also reflected in the announcement of the European Commissioner for Justice that he will now quickly ensure more effective rules and sanctions in relation to corporate responsibility within the framework of the «European Green Deal»... Meanwhile, support for our cause continues to grow in Switzerland...