THE EUROPEAN Commission is playing its part in the debate over whether companies should be given additional duties for promoting health and safety and a clean environment, by publishing a green paper on Promoting a European Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Although this is a discussion document, with no firm proposals, its contents outline ways in which the EU could, if it chose, become involved in promoting good practice in non-economic policies within the private sector.

Looking at health and safety - where in ...

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