European Commission - CSR websites
European Parliament - CSR report of Richard Howitt, plus amendments
EDF: CSR agreement
OECD Multinational Guidelines: an OECD brief
TUAC users’guide (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish)
Trade Union Toolkit on Use of the Guidelines (English, French, German and Czech)
Procurement and CSR (this is a link to the ethical / social procurement on our website)
(excerpt) paragraph 119. "Second, it was noted earlier that the same types of governance gaps and failures that produced the current economic crisis also constitute what the Special Representative has called the permissive environment for corporate wrongdoing in relation to human rights. The necessary solutions for both similarly point in the same direction: Governments adopting policies that induce greater corporate responsibility, and companies adopting strategies reflecting the now inescapable fact that their own long-term prospects are tightly coupled with the well-being of society as a whole. Strengthening the international human rights regime against corporate-related abuse thereby contributes to, and gains from, the universally desired transition toward a more inclusive and sustainable world economy."