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Switzerland’s strategy for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Switzerland Current 2016

The NAP is the first consolidated strategy paper that seeks to integrate all the previously adopted instruments and to view them in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Issuer name

Federal council

More information

The Federal Council chose not to carry out a detailed gap analysis and instead reviewed existing instruments. This decision was made without informing stakeholders (business, trade unions, NGOs). Nevertheless, an external analysis and identification of potential gaps in the implementation of the Guiding Principles in Switzerland is planned for 2020, which is when the NAP should be updated and revised.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights

Status

Current

Country

Switzerland

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2016

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

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