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Environment & Climate Change

25 November 2019
Michael Lips Environmental responsibility of Swiss-based companies and related popular initiative

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

In 2016 the so-called 'Responsible Business Initiative' was submitted to the Swiss Federal Chancellery. A key element of the initiative is the introduction of a legal obligation on Swiss-based multinationals to respect international environmental standards in all of their business activities worldwide. As the popular vote on the initiative is expected to take place in February 2020, Swiss-based companies should analyse whether they may be affected and, if so, determine appropriate implementation measures.

Authors: Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher
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