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  Swiss Referendum - Human Rights & the Environment
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Parents > Switzerland > Referenda > 2020 Referenda > (11/2020) Human Rights & the Environment
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 29, 2020 - 12:00am Central
Polls Close November 29, 2020 - 09:00am Central
Term Start November 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
Term End November 01, 2999 - 12:00pm
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia November 29, 2020 02:44pm
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Vote fails, as a majority of cantons did not vote in favor of the referendum
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Swiss companies are expected to uphold human rights and comply with environmental standards, not just in Switzerland but also when doing business abroad. Switzerland has played an active role in drawing up uniform international standards and has taken measures to ensure these standards are implemented. For the authors of this initiative, however, these measures do not go far enough. They have therefore launched the Responsible Business Initiative, which aims to introduce new statutory obligations for Swiss businesses.

The initiative requires Swiss companies to examine whether they can comply with internationally recognised human rights and environmental standards when carrying out their business operations. They will not only have to consider their own activities, but also the activities of their subsidiaries, suppliers and business partners. If need be, they will have to take action and submit reports. In addition, Swiss companies will also be liable for damage caused by companies that they control. However, they will not be held liable if they can prove that they complied with their due diligence obligations. Parliament has approved an indirect counter-proposal to the initiative, which also introduces new reporting and due diligence obligations. Any failures to comply would lead to fines being imposed. The counter-proposal will come into effect if the initiative is rejected, unless the counter-proposal itself is rejected in a referendum.
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