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MODERNISING COMPANY LAW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 697A1: tabled on 25 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Sarah McCarthy-Fry on 10 October 2005. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `urges' to end and insert `companies to embrace corporate social responsibility by engaging in activities most suitable to their own objectives and resources'.

Original motion text

That this House believes companies are critical in achieving the aims of sustainable development and to making poverty history, but that in order to be able to do so their freedom to operate must be balanced with clear responsibilities to society and the environment; and urges the Government to enshrine in new company law a duty for directors to identify, consider, act and report on any negative social and environmental impacts caused by a company's activities in the UK or overseas.