22 Jan '12, 6am

Is the European Commission pushing through mandatory #CSR business rules? - #Sustainability #Rules #EU

Is the European Commission pushing through mandatory #CSR business rules? - #Sustainability #Rules #EU

The European commission is putting forward proposals that have the whiff of mandatory responsible business rules The European commission has had a rethink on corporate responsibility. It previously insisted that corporate responsibility could not be forced on firms. But it has now published a range of proposals that will entail new obligations for companies. It has even changed its definition of “CSR”. Whereas it previously saw this as a “concept” that could only be adopted by companies “on a voluntary basis”, it has now taken a more direct approach: CSR is “the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society”. Activists believe the change of tone means they are winning the argument. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice said the plans were “proof” that the European Union “is increasingly recognising the human rights and environmental impacts of European ...

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