suisse – Switzerland
Yes to the "Responsible Business Initiative"
THE CONTEXT OF YOUR INITIATIVE
Popular vote on 29th November 2020
The Emmaus Switzerland Federation supports the initiative on Responsible Business and recommends voting YES.
The Responsible Business Initiative states the obvious: when multinational companies, based in Switzerland, pollute rivers or destroy entire regions, they must be held responsible!
Anyone who uses child labour or destroys the environment must be held accountable.
Time and time again, multinational companies violate human rights or are responsible for destroying the environment. With this initiative, they would be obliged not to look away, but rather to act preventively in order to avoid harming humans or the environment.
Unscrupulous multinationals take advantage of the situation in countries that do not have a functional judicial system. They use child labour or destroy the environment without fearing any consequences. This is why this initiative is necessary.
THE ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT AS PART OF YOUR INITIATIVE
Need to inform the population/mobilise citizens
Mobilisation within the different Emmaus Swiss groups:
– information stalls
– screening of an explanatory film
– displaying and handing out flyers
WHO IS INVOLVED FROM OUR GROUP?
All the member groups of the Emmaus Switzerland Federation
– Emmaus Community in Fribourg
– Emmaus Community in Vaud
– Emmaus Community in Geneva
– Emmaus Community in Ticino
– Emmaus Community in Neuchâtel
– Emmaus Community in Bern
– Emmaus Community in Valais
– Emmaus Jura
– Emmaus Zurich
– Kinderhilfe Emmaus
WHICH PARTNERS ARE YOU WORKING WITH ON THIS INITIATIVE?
Awareness of the population on the unscrupulous, or even criminal, practices of some companies.
The multinational lobby is investing millions in a campaign that seeks to confuse voters and distract the public’s attention.
Significant citizen mobilisation to counter these lobbyists.