After the Swiss Federal Council has published its dispatch on the Tax Proposal 17 on 21 March 2018, the legislative proposal has been discussed in the first chamber of the Parliament (Council of States) on 7 June 2018. The Council of States has approved the application of its economic commission.
Cyber attacks and their consequences have been a reality faced by Swiss businesses for some time now: A survey conducted by KPMG Switzerland shows that nearly half (42%) of the companies that have been the victims of a cyber attack suffered financial losses and dis-ruptions to their business activities as a result.
Das Ziel der «Konzernverantwortungsinitiative» ist es, dass Schweizer Konzerne und ihre Töchter auch im Ausland internationale Menschenrechts- und Umweltstandards einhalten. Ein neuer Gesetzesvorschlag übernimmt viele Forderungen der Initiative – mit Ausnahmen und Einschränkungen.