Position papers

All our previous position papers are available in German

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from the point of view of scienceindustries

Summary

  • The member companies of scienceindustries are aware of their social responsib­ility and take this seriously - for decades, they have voluntarily got involved in a wide range of fields in CSR activities related to issues such as protecting the environment, promoting education and fighting corruption.
  • The international community has created a multi-faceted set of CSR regulations incorporating guidelines and conduct recommendations for multinational companies. G­overnment commitments beyond this are not a productive approach. Solo action on the part of Switzerland would be ineffective and would put an unnecessary strain on our country as a business location.
  • Greater juridification of CSR and particularly the broadening of public liability for multinational companies - as provided by the Responsible Business Initiative - would be counter-productive. Rather, it is a question of increasing the responsibility of the economy itself.
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Position paper - Demands with regard to Switzerland's European policy

Switzerland is a part of Europe from a cultural, geographical and economic point of view and has shared values. From an economic policy perspective, the bilateral approach is a story of success, which should be continued. The European Union is by far the most important trade partner for Chemistry Pharma Biotech, Switzerland's largest research and export industry.

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Position papers

Position papers

Position papers