​Voluntary codes of conduct have become common (and even expected) practice as part of a broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy for companies across all industries. Increasingly, companies have been facing litigation and reputational risks in connection with the implementation of their CSR goals and policies as articulated in their codes of conduct. This article looks at case law where the legal enforceability of CSR codes is at issue and provides practical considerations for their drafting, revision and implementation to minimize legal and reputational risks.

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