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Switzerland – IP

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

4.3 The positions and expectations of the Federal Council [pages 7-8]

The Federal Council will endeavor to support business enterprises and SMEs in particular, as they proceed with implementation, in order to keep the costs and administrative burden at a reasonable level. A number of different instruments are available depending on the business and nature of the enterprise:

Consultation with stakeholder groups (Guiding Principle 18): The use of instruments to consult affected stakeholder groups (e.g. vulnerable groups such as children).

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