Sustainable Business - A platform for Swedish action Reference No.: UD 13.031

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The purpose of the present publication is to set out the Swedish Government's basic position on issues relating to sustainable business – or corporate social responsibility (CSR) – and to address the question of what, in the Government's view, the concept should entail. It is hoped that the publication will provide a good basis for business enterprises and other stakeholders in society interested in acting in accordance with sustainable business principles.

It should also be seen as the Swedish Government's reply to the European Commission's 2011 CSR strategy, in which EU member states were invited to draw up a national plan or a list of measures to promote corporate social responsibility.