On 29 November, a vote will finally be taken on the corporate responsibility initiative. terre des hommes schweiz has been committed to it from the outset. The initiative demands that it goes without saying that Swiss companies that disregard human rights and destroy the environment should take responsibility for this. The petition for a referendum enjoys broad support among the population and the business community and is also supported by representatives of all parties. It must, however, stand up to financially powerful opponents who are resorting to sometimes dubious means for their anti-campaign.
After three years of parliamentary back-and-forth, it is now clear that, since the National Council and the Council of States have been unable to agree on a viable counter-proposal, the corporate responsibility initiative
The corona crisis is plunging many developing countries into emergency situations. Swiss banks have a responsibility as major creditors of these countries. Together with 10 other Swiss organisations, we demand
The Corona virus has reached the first refugee camps on the Greek mainland. Now we must act quickly, because it is probably a matter of time before the
In the middle of the corona crisis, another acute problem almost disappears: Thousands of people are still in a precarious situation on the Turkish-Greek border. In addition, the overcrowded refugee camps in Greece are also threatened by a corona outbreak with devastating consequences. We must not leave these people alone and must help them despite - or perhaps because of - the closed external borders of the EU.