Over 70,000 people tell EU corporate accountability is not optional

14 July 2011

Over 70,000 citizens' signatures and the supporting pledge of 140 policy makers were handed over to Commissioner for Trade and Enterprise, Antonio Tajani, marking the climax of the 'Rights for People, Rules for Business' Campaign in 2011. European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) Board Members Paul de Clerck, Antonio Manganella and Filip Gregor joined Amnesty International Europe representative Nele Meyer to meet with Commissioner Tajani, and discuss the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communication before its release the following autumn. During the meeting, ECCJ and Amnesty International called for businesses to respect human rights and the environment, as well as underlining the obligation of the EU to ensure that this happens.