Report analyses measures taken by European govts to stimulate responsible business conduct

Author: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Published on: 6 March 2018

"Government policy to stimulate international responsible business conduct", January 2018

This report provides an overview of the main judicial and other measures taken by a selection of European governments to ensure enterprises under their jurisdiction take responsibility for their actions and impacts internationally... The countries included in the scope of the research are France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, as well as the context of the policies of the European Commission...

Due to the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, there has been an increased focus on human rights and due diligence in various countries, with a close link to CSR. Therefore, each country chapter also reviews due diligence instruments, in addition to the awareness-raising and capacity building instruments and those geared towards improving disclosure and transparency...

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