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From: Christoph Kühn

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Dear Enterprise and Industry (ENTR),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1.)the statement(s) made by Stavros Lambrinidis , EU Special Representative on Human Rights and any other member of the official EU delegation to the second UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December 2013.

2.)any documents, including briefings, meeting reports, commissioned external reports , communications between commissioners, consultations of corporations or consultations of NGOs relating to or discussing the implementation of potential, legally binding, sanctions for companies, who do not adhere to non-mandatory (not legally binding) human rights standards, as for example laid out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights or the ILO conventions on labour standards. To be more precise: any documents which touch on the possibility of holding corporations legally responsible, beyond their potential responsibility for violating individual's rights in civil court, for violating human rights, as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, within the EU and abroad.

3.) any documents, including external and internal statements by Commissioners and their staff, as well as communications between individual Commissioners, which touch on the responsibility of businesses and particularly multinational corporations, to enforce (not necessarily legally-binding) human rights standards, as laid out in the above-mentioned guidelines, within the EU and outside of the EU. This entails not only the existing legal responsibility, but any general responsibility, not covered by existing legal frameworks.

Yours faithfully,

Christoph Kühn

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Dear Mr Kühn,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 29/01/2014.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
30/01/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/702.

 

We understand that you are requesting the following documents:

 

1.)the statement(s) made by Stavros Lambrinidis , EU Special  
Representative on Human Rights and any other member of the official EU
delegation to the second UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December
2013.

 

2.)any documents, including briefings, meeting reports, commissioned
external reports , communications between commissioners, consultations of
corporations or consultations of NGOs relating to or discussing the
implementation of potential, legally binding, sanctions for companies, who
do not adhere to non-mandatory (not legally binding) human rights
standards, as for example laid out in the UN Guiding Principles on
Business and Human Rights or the ILO conventions on labour standards. To
be more precise: any documents which touch on the possibility of holding
corporations legally responsible, beyond their potential responsibility
for violating individual's rights in civil court, for violating human
rights, as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, within
the EU and abroad.

 

3.) any documents, including external and internal statements by
Commissioners and their staff, as well as communications between
individual Commissioners, which touch on the responsibility of businesses
and particularly multinational corporations, to enforce (not necessarily
legally-binding) human rights standards, as laid out in the
above-mentioned guidelines, within the EU and outside of the EU. This
entails not only the existing legal responsibility, but any general
responsibility, not covered by existing legal frameworks.

 

 

After internal discussions and first search in our databases we considered
that the description given in your application raises some difficulties in
identifying which concrete documents correspond to your request.

 

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as:

 

·         Point 1-   What do you mean under "… any other member of the
official EU delegation to the second UN Business and Human Rights Forum in
December 2013…."? Please specify the names of persons, services,
Directorates general,.. We would like to highlight that Mr Lambrinidis is 
the European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights and works for
the European External Action Service therefore you might reconsider to
send a request for access to his documents to the following e-mail address
in EEAS: [1][email address]

 

·         Point 2/3

 

·         please specify what do you mean under:

 

-            "commissioners", the Commission has 28 commissioners, it is
impossible to contact all of them

-           "corporations or consultations of NGOs", which corporations,
NGOs? We need their exact names.

-            "Commissioners and their staff"- do you mean the members of
the specific cabinet or staff of the specific Directorate general? Please
bear in mind that the European Commission has almost 50 DGs, therefore we
need as much precise information as possible

·         precise dates or periods during which the documents would have
been produced (e.g. Since 01/01/2013…)

·         persons or bodies who drafted the documents (e.g. which service
of DG ENTR, names of persons,…)

·         …

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

 

•              by email to: [2][DG ENTR request email]

 

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will
start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Michaela VAVRÍKOVÁ

Legal officer/Access to documents Coordinator

[3]cid:image001.png@01CE0DF8.C5CDEA60

European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry

Unit R4- Information Activities

 

BREY 13/085

B- 1049 Brussels/Belgium

[4][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Kühn,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents registered under the
above mentioned reference number and to our precision e-mail dated 7
February 2014 (please see below).

 

In order to proceed with your request your reply is very important.
Therefore we would appreciate if you could reply to our precision request
at the latest by 20/02/2014.

 

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will
start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

 

If you do not reply by 20/02/2014 we will cancel your request.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Michaela VAVRÍKOVÁ

Legal officer/Access to documents Coordinator

[1]cid:image001.png@01CE0DF8.C5CDEA60

European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry

Unit R4- Information Activities

 

BREY 13/085

B- 1049 Brussels/Belgium

[2][email address]

 

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From: ENTR ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:32 AM
To: '[FOI #1168 email]'
Cc: ENTR ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: Acknowledgement of receipt+Precision request- KUHN- Gestdem
2014/702

 

Dear Mr Kühn,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 29/01/2014.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
30/01/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/702.

 

We understand that you are requesting the following documents:

 

1.)the statement(s) made by Stavros Lambrinidis , EU Special  
Representative on Human Rights and any other member of the official EU
delegation to the second UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December
2013.

 

2.)any documents, including briefings, meeting reports, commissioned
external reports , communications between commissioners, consultations of
corporations or consultations of NGOs relating to or discussing the
implementation of potential, legally binding, sanctions for companies, who
do not adhere to non-mandatory (not legally binding) human rights
standards, as for example laid out in the UN Guiding Principles on
Business and Human Rights or the ILO conventions on labour standards. To
be more precise: any documents which touch on the possibility of holding
corporations legally responsible, beyond their potential responsibility
for violating individual's rights in civil court, for violating human
rights, as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, within
the EU and abroad.

 

3.) any documents, including external and internal statements by
Commissioners and their staff, as well as communications between
individual Commissioners, which touch on the responsibility of businesses
and particularly multinational corporations, to enforce (not necessarily
legally-binding) human rights standards, as laid out in the
above-mentioned guidelines, within the EU and outside of the EU. This
entails not only the existing legal responsibility, but any general
responsibility, not covered by existing legal frameworks.

 

 

After internal discussions and first search in our databases we considered
that the description given in your application raises some difficulties in
identifying which concrete documents correspond to your request.

 

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as:

 

·         Point 1-   What do you mean under "… any other member of the
official EU delegation to the second UN Business and Human Rights Forum in
December 2013…."? Please specify the names of persons, services,
Directorates general,.. We would like to highlight that Mr Lambrinidis is 
the European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights and works for
the European External Action Service therefore you might reconsider to
send a request for access to his documents to the following e-mail address
in EEAS: [7][email address]

 

·         Point 2/3

 

·         please specify what do you mean under:

 

-            "commissioners", the Commission has 28 commissioners, it is
impossible to contact all of them

-           "corporations or consultations of NGOs", which corporations,
NGOs? We need their exact names.

-            "Commissioners and their staff"- do you mean the members of
the specific cabinet or staff of the specific Directorate general? Please
bear in mind that the European Commission has almost 50 DGs, therefore we
need as much precise information as possible

·         precise dates or periods during which the documents would have
been produced (e.g. Since 01/01/2013…)

·         persons or bodies who drafted the documents (e.g. which service
of DG ENTR, names of persons,…)

·         …

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

 

•              by email to: [8][DG ENTR request email]

 

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will
start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Michaela VAVRÍKOVÁ

Legal officer/Access to documents Coordinator

[9]cid:image001.png@01CE0DF8.C5CDEA60

European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry

Unit R4- Information Activities

 

BREY 13/085

B- 1049 Brussels/Belgium

[10][email address]

 

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Twitter:           [12]@AntonioTajaniEU

                       @Eu_Enterprise

Our websites: [13]ec.europa.eu/tajani

                       [14]ec.europa.eu/enterprise

 

 

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Sehr geehrte / Sehr geehrter Generaldirektion Unternehmen und Industrie,

you asked me to provide you with more detailed information regarding my request. I would like to do so.
However, I would firstly like to explain the reasoning for my request to demonstrate that I can only provide so much detail for the information I am requesting.

My request is based on the premise that the European Commission has firstly identified human rights as a prominent aspect of CSR in its renewed CSR strategy 2011-2014 and secondly identified "the need to consider self and co-regulation schemes" in order to increase the impact of CSR policies. In this context my request is necessarily phrased very broadly as it does not become obvious which steps the commission has undertaken to work towards this goal of specifically
- ensuring that human rights are being uphold by European businesses by means of particularly regulatory schemes.
I acknowledge that the Commission has held multistakeholder forums and has emphasized the importance of several international CSR and human rights guidelines, but it is not clear which particular (co-)regulatory have been discussed by the Commission and its commissioners. I would therefore like to repeat my request made in point 2 and 3 of my original request and would like to emphasize that the scope of the request is in so far limited as I am only and particularly asking for documents in relation to the discussion of mandatory, i.e. legally-binding legislation for the human rights practices of European businesses.

In regard to the points you asked me to specify I would to add the following:

- particular commissioners:
.Ashton, Catherine [Vice-President]High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
.Tajani, Antonio [Vice-President]Industry and Entrepreneurship
.Reding, Viviane [Vice-President]Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship .Andor, LászlóEmployment , Social Affairs and Inclusion

-As for your request to point out specific corporations and NGOs I would like to emphasize again that I do not see how I could mention any particular business or NGO as I am not aware of any documents where the Commission has discussed with any third parties the particularly the implementation of legally binding schemes to observe human rights.

-Regarding your third point "commissioners and their staff" I hereby mean the directorate generals of the aforementioned commissioners and their staff.

-Regarding the specific time frame I would like to consider the period since the set-up of the Human Rights Working group in 1987, since this group already discussed the relation between business and human rights and had to deliver reports to the commission, which surely must have been discussed by the commissioners. (For the time frame before the current commissioners took their place, I, of course, only consider the documents considered by the according directorate generals)

-regarding the persons or bodies I am referring to the relevant directorate generals, as mentioned above.

I realize this request is still rather broad, but I do consider it particularly relevant as the Commission clearly identified human rights and businesses as a crucial factor and has further clearly indicated the need for regulatory measures, but has failed to publish any relevant documents and discussions of this topic beyond the report on the existing legal framework for human rights, available on the DG ENTR website.

Kind regards,

Christoph Kühn

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From: EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

Dear Mr Kühn,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents sent to the EC DG ENTR
on 29 January, 2014, and the clarification you have provided on 17
February. The EEAS has been requested to treat the first part of your
request on 21 February and we have registered your request under reference
2014/D023.

 

You will find enclosed the various statements pronounced by the members of
the EU delegation to the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December
2013, which we hope will meet your needs. 

 

The formal EU statement delivered in plenary is a public document, also
accessible on the website of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva,
[1]http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/un_gen...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

[2][email address]

SG1 - Corporate Board Secretariat (CC)

 

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From: Christoph Kühn

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Dear EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS,

thank you for your response.

For some reason I am unable to find the attached various statements by the members of the EU delegation you mentioned. Either due to the formatting on the AsktheEu website I am not able to find them or is it possible you forgot to attach them?

Yours sincerely,

Christoph Kühn

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Dear Mr Kühn,

Please find enclosed the various statements pronounced by the members of the EU delegation to the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December 2013, which we hope will meet your needs.
Sorry for all inconvenience,

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
[email address]
SG1 - Corporate Board Secretariat (AD)

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your reply to our precision request dated 17/02/2014 in which
you make a request for access to documents, registered on 17/02/2014 under
the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 10/03/2014.

 

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns more
Directorates General/Cabinets and different ENTR Services which must be
consulted.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 31/03/2014.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Michaela VAVRÍKOVÁ

Legal officer/Access to documents Coordinator

[1]cid:image001.png@01CE0DF8.C5CDEA60

European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry

Unit R4- Information Activities

 

BREY 13/085

B- 1049 Brussels/Belgium

[2][email address]

 

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Dear Mr. Kühn,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents sent to the European
Commission, DG ENTR, on 29 January, 2014, and the clarification you have
provided on 17 February. This reply is complementary to the reply that was
sent by the European External Action Service on 24 February 2014.

 

In your request you refer to the Commission´s Communication on “A new
strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility” (COM(2011) 681), specifically
to the action items regarding the improvement of co-/self-regulation
processes as well as the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on
Business and Human Rights.

More specifically, you have asked the Commission whether any concrete
steps have been undertaken towards regulatory schemes regarding business
and human rights, more precisely what steps have been undertaken in order
to ensure “that human rights are being uphold by European businesses by
means of particularly regulatory schemes”.

 

Please allow us to clarify that the Commission's policy on CSR is built
upon a non-prescriptive approach and that the Commission has no intention
to make CSR legally binding. In this context, the Commission also has no
intention to introduce any regulatory schemes with regard to the UN
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

 

When you refer to the action item on co- and self-regulation in the
Commission's CSR Communication, it refers to a voluntarily process, which
has been acknowledged by the EU as part of the better regulation agenda
(please see the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making 2003/C
321/-1, and the Commission Communication on "Better Regulation for Growth
and Jobs in the European Union (COM(2005) 97)). In such a process,
companies join a sector and/or multi-stakeholder initiative to address a
specific societal issue. The Commission can facilitate such a process, and
for this purpose a “Community of Practice” website has been launched by DG
CNECT (see
[1]https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/c....
As far as we are aware, no co- and self-regulation initiative regarding
business and human rights has been launched. For further information, we
would request you to get in contact with DG CNECT.

 

As regards the implementation of the UNGPs , the Commission has no
intention to introduce regulation. As outlined in the CSR Communication,
the Commission has published guiding material, in particular for SMEs and
industrial sectors (Oil & Gas, ICT, Employment & Recruitment Agencies) and
intends to publish a Staff Working Document on the UNGPs in the course of
this year. Moreover, it encourages companies to implement the UNGPs and
has included into its CSR peer review process with EU Member States the
development of national action plans on business and human rights as a
discussion item. So far, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy have published
national action plans.

 

In light of these policies, we don´t have any documents (briefings,
meeting reports, commissioned external reports, consultations of
corporations or NGOs) regarding the development/implementation of
potentially legally binding instruments or sanctions of companies that
don´t adhere to non-mandatory human rights standards (such as the UNGPs).
Notwithstanding, this does not mean that European companies are not
required to uphold human rights standards. In the EU, there exists a broad
body of legal instruments in order to ensure that human rights are
respected, including the EU fundamental rights charter, national
constitution law, relevant civil law, as well as EU secondary law, which
are applicable to legal entities, such as enterprises.

 

With regard to your request on the Human Rights Working Group and related
discussions, DG Enterprise is not responsible for this group and we
request you to contact the External Action Service in this respect.

 

Nevertheless, we believe that the following documents might be of interest
to you:

 

o   The study of the Legal Framework on Human Rights and the Environment
Applicable to European Enterprises Operating Outside the European Union
(see
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/...

o   Invitation email to the meeting of the [3]CSR Coordination Committee
on 7 February 2014, at which the UNGPs were one of the agenda points.

o   EU statement at the 102^nd ILO conference regarding Social Dialogue,
Globalisation and Global Supply Chains from 7 June 2013,      
[4]http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/un_gen...

o   EU statement at the 101^st ILO conference regarding "Other initiatives
to promote fundamental principles and rights at work" from 2 June 2012,
 [5]http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/un_gen...

 

We understand that the External European Action Service also sent you the
statement of the European Union at the UN Business and Human Rights Forum
in December 2013,
[6]http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/un_gen....

 

With best regards,

 

Stephanie REGNA-GLADIN
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European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry
BREY 13/074
[8][email address]

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                            [12]ec.europa.eu/enterprise

 

 

 

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Dear Enterprise and Industry (ENTR),

thank you for your response and the attached documents.

Since you attached the Agenda for the Meeting of the EU CSR Multi-Stakeholder Forum Coordination Committee on 14th February 2014, I would like to request the notes from this meeting, as well as any presentation files shown during the meeting and documents handed out to the participants.

Further, in regard to the notes you have attached from the CSR European European Annual Review Meeting on 20th December 2013 I would like to request all documents which were handed out to the participants of the meeting, as well as presentation files shown during the meeting.

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Christoph Kühn

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents dated 3 April 2014.

 

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest
convenience.

 

Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

Michaela VAVRÍKOVÁ

Legal officer/Access to documents Coordinator

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European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry

Unit R4- Information Activities

 

BREY 13/085

B- 1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229- 59359

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Dear Enterprise and Industry (ENTR),

this is not a new request. I was simply following up on the documents you provided as they were incomplete. I do not see why there is a need to provide my postal address. If for any reason you want to provide the documents requested via post, please let me know.

Otherwise please provide the documents I requested in my previous e-mail on 3 April 2014 within 15 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Christoph Kühn

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Dear Mr Kühn,
 
Thank you for your email.
Kindly note that due to the holidays, we will reply in the week of April
21st.
 
Regret any inconvenience caused.
 
Best regards,
 
European Commission
DG Enterprise & Industry
Unit D1 Entrepreneurship & Social Economy
 
 

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Dear Mr Kuhn

 

Thank you for your further request for documents.

 

You asked about the meeting of 20 December 2013. I enclose the agenda for
that meeting. By separate emails, I will send you what documents I have
that pertained to that meeting, with the proviso that:

 

-              I did not necessarily send every document that could be of
use for the meeting at the time of the meeting itself. As soon as I
receive a document or have access to a relevant document, then I send it
to a contact list that I have for the High-Level Group of Member States
representatives on CSR as soon as possible. Then it is up to them whether
they bring the document to the meeting or not. This means that I regularly
send all sorts of documents to the HLG that might or might not be more or
less relevant for the meetings

 

-              Presentations at the meeting take various forms: verbal
report without a presentation, verbal report with a (powerpoint)
presentation, or verbal report using a speech. Sometimes the written
contributions are sent to us and sometimes not.

 

My colleague Sophie Mueller may have complementary information to send you
in relation to one or other or both of the meetings you enquire about.

It would be useful for us to know why you need this information?

Thank you

 

Sue Bird           

 

SUE BIRD
Policy Coordinator – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Relations
with the Private Sector 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Rue Joseph II 27, 1000 Brussels
Unit D1: Social Policies, Innovation and Governance 

J27 01/223
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
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SUE BIRD
Policy Coordinator – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Relations
with the Private Sector 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Rue Joseph II 27, 1000 Brussels
Unit D1: Social Policies, Innovation and Governance 
J27 01/223
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 9452
[1][email address]
 
 
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Rue Joseph II 27, 1000 Brussels
Unit D1: Social Policies, Innovation and Governance 
J27 01/223
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 9452
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 
 

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SUE BIRD
Policy Coordinator – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Relations
with the Private Sector 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Rue Joseph II 27, 1000 Brussels
Unit D1: Social Policies, Innovation and Governance 

J27 01/223
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 9452
[1][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Kühn,

 

In addition to the below email from DG EMPL, I am sending you the
following documents regarding your follow up requests that are at our
disposal:

 

·         EU CSR Multi-Stakeholder Forum Coordination Committee on 14
February 2014:

o    Notes of the meeting

The documents, which were shared for the meeting, were sent in the
invitation email that was shared with you in our response from 31 March
2014.

 

·         EU CSR Annual Review Meeting on 20 December 2013:

o    Notes of the meeting

o    Sophie Mueller's presentation at the meeting

 

With best regards,

 

 

Stephanie REGNA-GLADIN
[1]cid:image001.gif@01CDA6CD.F9067970
European Commission

DG Enterprise and Industry
BREY 13/074
[2][email address]

 

From: BIRD Susan (EMPL)
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:43 PM
To: '[FOI #1168 email]'
Cc: CURAVIC Marko (ENTR); ZAMMIT CAMILLERI Helen (ENTR); MUELLER Sophie
(ENTR); ENTR ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: FW: Reply to your application for access to documents - Gestdem
2014/702

 

Dear Mr Kuhn

 

Thank you for your further request for documents.

 

You asked about the meeting of 20 December 2013. I enclose the agenda for
that meeting. By separate emails, I will send you what documents I have
that pertained to that meeting, with the proviso that:

 

-              I did not necessarily send every document that could be of
use for the meeting at the time of the meeting itself. As soon as I
receive a document or have access to a relevant document, then I send it
to a contact list that I have for the High-Level Group of Member States
representatives on CSR as soon as possible. Then it is up to them whether
they bring the document to the meeting or not. This means that I regularly
send all sorts of documents to the HLG that might or might not be more or
less relevant for the meetings

 

-              Presentations at the meeting take various forms: verbal
report without a presentation, verbal report with a (powerpoint)
presentation, or verbal report using a speech. Sometimes the written
contributions are sent to us and sometimes not.

 

My colleague Sophie Mueller may have complementary information to send you
in relation to one or other or both of the meetings you enquire about.

It would be useful for us to know why you need this information?

Thank you

 

Sue Bird           

 

SUE BIRD
Policy Coordinator – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Relations
with the Private Sector 
 
[3]cid:image001.gif@01CF58A7.FD286760
European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Rue Joseph II 27, 1000 Brussels
Unit D1: Social Policies, Innovation and Governance 

J27 01/223
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 9452
[4][email address]

 

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