Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility Codes

On Global Self-Regulation and National Private Law

By Anna Beckers

Corporate social responsibility codes are guidelines that companies voluntarily develop and publish with the objective of showing the public their commitment to respect human rights, to improve fundamental workplace standards worldwide, and to not pollute the natural environment. These corporate codes have become a crucial element in the regulatory architecture for globally operating companies. By focusing on the characteristics of the codes, their effects on society, and their legal consequences, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of corporate codes and the law. The book develops proposals on the relation between global corporate self-regulation and the national private law systems. It uses methods of comparative law and sociological jurisprudence to argue that national private law can, and in fact should, enforce these codes as genuine legal obligations. The book formulates legal policy recommendations for English and German private law which indicate how the proposed legal enforcement could be practically realized. (Series: International Studies in the Theory of Private Law) [Subject: Transnational Law, Private Law, Corporate Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Restitution, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 12/14/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849468992