The Federal Council expects all Swiss business enterprises to assume full responsibility for human rights, regardless of their size, activities or sector. As SMEs sometimes have limited human resources and expertise, managing and evaluating the risks of human rights abuses can be a major challenge and a significant burden. The federal government therefore provides specific support and information. Below we explain how businesses and specifically SMEs are affected and which human rights may be compromised by certain economic activities.

1. General information

2. Expectations of the federal government

3. Due diligence

4. Information for SMEs