MEPs call for middle way on CSR

Parliament backs "essentially" voluntary approach but calls for openness to possible binding commitments

MEPs in the European parliament’s employment committee called for the EU debate on corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be "depolarised" on Tuesday.   Europe should continue with an essentially voluntary approach, without excluding possible binding commitments, it concluded in a draft resolution responding to a European commission communication issued in March (EED 14/03/06).  The committee suggested creating an EU ombudsman for CSR and recommended the development of official criteria for companies to respect if they claim to be responsible.  See parliamentary procedure page.

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