links to sites on corporate governance, codes of conduct and corporate social responsibility:

  • EU - civil society dialogue - European Commissionís consultations and dialogue with civil society and other interested parties.Through public consultations you can express your views on the scope, priorities and added value of EU action for new initiatives, or evaluations of existing policies and laws.
  • the EU and corporate social responsibility - "CSR - a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis" and "contributing to sustainable development while enhancing Europe’s innovative potential and competitiveness"
  • UK - Combined Code - UK Financial Reporting Council - Combined Code (including Higgs Report & Turnbull guidance) -July 2003
  • Risk and corporate governance: Turnbull Report - The UK Stock Exchange accepted the Turnbull recommendations to include health, safety and environmental, reputation and business probity issues among the risks to be identified and assessed on an ongoing basis, as part of good corporate governance
  • Germany - Corporate Governance Code - making Germany's corporate governance rules transparent for both national and international investorsand addressing issues - especially from the international community - leveled against German corporate governance
  • USA - SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) for information about the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance requirements - SEC views on future of SOX