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La juridicité des engagements socialement responsables des sociétés – Regards croisés France Canada

Abstract : The adoption of codes of conduct and governance has become commonplace in contemporary societies. Despite the advantages of the voluntary approach they reflect, these codes raise the question of the strength of commitments made unilaterally. Legal experts see them as being of limited usefulness, since they often consider them more as public relations exercises than as disclosures with real and enforceable obligations. However, these commitments have actual normative force that may be revealed using various tools. In particular, in both Québec and France, the law gives a mainly informative role to codes of conduct, in the sense that they transmit information to investors, consumers and the courts. This fundamental role, although currently underestimated, facilitates the oversight of the main market players whose interventions may encourage companies to comply with the commitments they have adopted voluntarily.
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Géraldine Goffaux Callebaut. La juridicité des engagements socialement responsables des sociétés – Regards croisés France Canada. Cahiers de Droit -Quebec-, Universite Laval, 2016, 57 (3), pp.457-496. ⟨hal-03326070⟩

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