Editorial: Business Ethics in a European Perspective: A Case for Unity in Diversity?
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Introduction: Business Ethics in Europe
With its “Renewed EU Strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility” (European Commission 2011), the European Commission has taken a further step to launch the idea of responsible business behavior across Europe. In this vein, the Commission defines Corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society” (European Commission 2011, p. 6) and explicitly refers to the need “to acknowledge the role that complementary regulation plays in creating an environment more conducive to enterprises voluntarily meeting their social responsibility” (European Commission 2011, p. 5). To foster the idea of CSR, the Commission sees it as task of public authorities to “play a supporting role through a smart mix of voluntary policy measures and, where necessary, complementary regulation.” (European Commission 2011, p. 7). Although the Commission sees Corporate Responsibility primarily as voluntary corporate engagement,...
KeywordsCorporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Ethical Judgement Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Compliance with Ethical Standards
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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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