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Report on Corporate Social Responsibility: promoting society’s interests and a route to sustainable and inclusive recovery

Author: Richard Howitt, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility, Published on: 6 February 2013

This draft parliamentary resolution welcomes the new emphasis put on European support for global CSR initiatives...and a much more active support role for the European Commission itself...[and] seeks to...[develop] some of the ideas in the [Commission’s latest Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility], as well as [identify] some possible gaps...[The] report invites responsible companies to demonstrate their active commitment to mitigating the social consequences of the [economic] crisis...A second priority for the report is to develop concrete ideas which help translate the Commission’s intention to better implement global CSR initiatives...I recommend that the European Commission should make an overall report on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

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