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11 July 2019
Great Britain: government looking to stamp out modern slavery
After the recent scandal surrounding the discovery of UK’s largest modern slavery network, where a gang in the West Midlands was found to have been busing over victims (400) from Poland, on 09 July the UK government announced it would be cracking down harder on corporates over the issue of slavery. Since...
9 January 2019
Spain: new non-financial information legislation comes into force
New law 11/2018 that came into force on 29 December 2018 transposes the EU Directive on non-financial disclosure (2014/95) and introduces the requirement for companies to disclose non-financial information on the social and environmental impact of their businesses and to publish, on an annual basis,...
29 April 2012
France: new CSR and extra-financial reporting conditions in listed and private companies
The law of July 12, 2010, known as “Grenelle 2,” states that businesses of a certain size have to include extra-financial information to the board or supervisory board’s annual report and to give transparent commitments in favor of sustainable development.  This law expands the law on May 15, 2001 known as “New Economic Regulations” (“nouvelles régulations économiques,” NRE) which introduced the principle of providing social and environmental data.  It provides that the report will have to...
17 September 2010
Denmark: the law on CSR reporting catalyzed the development of socially responsible practices in large businesses
“The law shows the right way, encouraging businesses to work and render accounts on their social responsibility.”  This is how Minister for Economic Affairs Brian Mikkelsen presented, on September 1st, the outcome of the report on the application of the årsregnskabslov, the law of December 16, 2008 which forces the country’s 1,100 large businesses to tell about their CSR practices in their annual report.  Enforced on January 1, 2009, the law imposes that they expose their CSR policies following three...