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60 percent for the group initiative

the protagonists of The popular initiative for responsible company were so far a success message to the other rows. Own surveys. The first took place before t

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60 percent for the group initiative

the protagonists of The popular initiative for responsible company were so far a success message to the other rows. Own surveys. The first took place before the filing of the group's initiative in the fall of 2016. The result was astonished, hardly, so, in General, the question is: 89 per cent shared the view that Swiss companies should be obliged to respect the human rights and the environment abroad.

The Initiative aims to take companies, however, specifically in the obligation: companies with the seat in Switzerland must ensure that human rights and Environmental standards must be complied with in the case of transactions abroad. They or their subsidiaries do not, to be here held responsible. The following two surveys were not concrete, were convincing from the methodology completely: random selection, and only just barely enough of the Respondents (more than 1000), in order to be considered as representative.

High level of acceptance of liability

Very different is the recent survey by the ETH Zurich : to be created for the purposes of research, and interviewed over 3,000 were really legitimate Swiss citizens voting. The percentage of ' Yes ' is not as high as in the earlier surveys of the Committee, as he was well over 70 percent, but he is still just over 60 percent.

According to the conducted in November, and by the ETH itself funded survey is even with the middle and center-right of the respondents to the Yes share is still close to 50 percent. From a scientific point of view, am amazed that the liability – the most controversial part of the Initiative – to have found such a high level of acceptance, said co-author Dennis Kolcava. In addition, the endorsement rate was for those respondents in the highest, who describe themselves as very politically active and this is also at the ballot box to Express.

There, the issue will land in the near future. The Central question currently is whether a comes against a proposal or not. A preliminary decision is expected today in the legal Commission of the national Council (RK). RK-a member of Matthias Aebischer (SP) is disappointed that the Council of States at the beginning of March is not a counter-proposal rings could: "I'm going to assume that the national Council will agree to its already approved a counter-proposal once again." Then it will be back to the Council of States, whether he returns against the proposal.

Economie Suisse is

The previous signals do not indicate, however, although the initiative Committee also signalled yesterday that it would pull in this case, your petition back. According to Rahel Ruch, Executive Director of the Committee, it is important that the basic concern is enshrined in law, and finally, the Initiative is Self-evident: "corporations should respect human rights and environmental standards. And if you do damage, you have to stand for it."

The drop in approval comes to Economiesuisse, the fought have always been against the Initiative and counter-proposal. Especially with the liability determination to punish the exemplary operating companies and force them to retreat from critical countries, Erich Herzog, head of competition and Regulatory.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 03.04.2019, 23:06 PM

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