I. OBJECTIVE OF THE SITE
This website is a toolkit to inform and create awareness among companies and organisations about the fundamentals and challenges of respect for human rights;
- to inform and create awareness among companies and organisations about the fundamentals and challenges of respect for human rights;
- to help companies and organisations entrench the respect for human rights in their activities and management of supply chains;
- to simplify access to information by centralising and organising existing tools on an online platform
The Federal Institute for Sustainable Development wishes to use its website to give you simple, fast and improved access to the existing qualitative instruments on information, awareness-raising and implementation of the respect for human rights in their activities.
The information on this website is of a general nature. This information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances, and can, therefore, not be considered as personal, professional or legal advice to the user.
If you need specific or personal advice, you should always consult the relevant services within the federal government. The federal information officers might be able to help you in finding the competent service or person within the federal government.
It should be stressed that information and documents that have been made available on or through the website are not to be regarded as an authentic reproduction of officially adopted texts. Only the official texts are valid as the authentic texts.
II. CONTENT AND AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE
The Federal Institute for Sustainable Development makes great efforts to provide complete, proper, precise and up-to-date information. Despite these efforts, errors can arise in information provided. Should the information provided via the website contain errors or should certain information provided via the website not be available, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development will make every effort to rectify this as soon as possible.
The Federal Institute for Sustainable Development also makes every effort to prevent, as much as possible, interruptions due to technical errors. However, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development cannot guarantee that the website will be completely free of interruptions or will not be subject to other technical problems.
The website may contain links to other websites of authorities, institutions and organisations over which the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development does not exercise any control, either technically or as regards content. The Federal Institute for Sustainable Development can therefore not guarantee the completeness or the accuracy of the content, nor the availability of those websites.
The Federal Institute for Sustainable Development does not accept any responsibility for any direct or indirect damage ensuing from the consultation or use of such external websites or the information available on the websites to which the website refers.
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