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Petition Demands Multinationals Be Held To Account


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) The 217,509 signatures were collected within 100 days © Keystone / Anthony Anex

The“Coalition for Responsible Multinationals” has submitted a petition with 217,509 signatures to the Federal Chancellery. It calls on the government and parliament to enact an effective law for corporate responsibility, based on an EU model.

This content was published on December 1, 2022 - 15:31 December 1, 2022 - 15:31 Keystone-SDA/ts
  • Português (pt) petição quer que multinacionais sejam responsabilizadas

Exactly two years after the vote to hold Swiss companies accountable for their actions abroad narrowly failed – the initiative was accepted by 50.7% of voters but rejected by a majority of cantons – the initiators have submitted a petition to Bern.

As the EU prepares to introduce a law on the responsibility of multinationals, the government must keep the promise it made during the 2020 referendum campaign, said coalition member and former parliamentarian Dick Marty on Thursday.

“If a multinational like Glencore violates human rights or destroys the environment, it's still not held accountable,” said Chantal Peyer, political advisor to charity HEKS and also a member of the coalition's committee.

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