A Model Code on Co-Determination and CSR - The Netherlands: A Bottom-Up Approach
European Company Law, Vol. 8, No. 2-3, pp 74-82, 2011
13 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2011 Last revised: 25 Nov 2013
Date Written: March 2, 2011
This article discusses the works council’s role in the determination of a company’s CSR strategy and the implementation thereof throughout the organisation. The association of the works councils of multinational companies with a base in the Netherlands has recently developed a ‘Model Code on Co-Determination and CSR’.
Author: Tineke Lambooy, Associate Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands (subjects: Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Aspects of Globalisation – CSR); Senior Researcher in the field of CSR at the Center for Sustainability of Nyenrode Business University; obtained a PhD for her study 'Corporate Social Responsibility. Legal and Semi-Legal Frameworks Supporting CSR' in 2010. Dr Lambooy is a member of the Sustainable Companies project team.
The author is a member of the project team of the Sustainable Companies project at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.
Keywords: works council, CSR, multinational companies
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