4. Position of the Federal Council on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

4.2 The Swiss context [page 6]:

Economic freedom (Art. 27 Federal Constitution) and freedom of contract are key elements of the Swiss economic order. This economic system is set out in the Constitution and enhanced by elements such as further basic rights and social components (freedom of association and social partnership). Sound frameworks are therefore in place to permit the implementation of labour and human rights in Switzerland. Social partnership and the right to collective bargaining, specifically, are fundamental mechanisms ensuring that the country has good working conditions and a peaceful society.