The Government's Role

CSR has to be primarily implemented by companies. However, the Swiss Confederation plays an important role in the development of framework conditions and standards as well as the provision of support for CSR. The international community, including Switzerland, also plays a key role in supporting partner countries with an undeveloped or patchy legal framework. In view of the promotion of CSR, the confederation applies a combination ("smart mix") of legally non-binding measures (e.g. recommendations) and if necessary complementary statutory provisions (e.g. public procurement). The confederation considers important, that CSR is promoted primarily through dialogue with companies and further stakeholders.

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