“Finally put tax fairness at the first level of their sustainable governance”

Tribune. It took a combination of exceptional circumstances to be able to impose compliance with general taxation on international companies; the first winners of globalization, the big firms have made a great effort to reduce their contribution to States and have not ceased to develop escape mechanisms for decades, on which everything is known, documented and denounced, without however that the economic community moves and responds by itself to the demands of society to put an end to this unacceptable injustice with regard to our democratic values.

The first effect of this historic shift is to now render inadmissible the affirmation of corporate societal commitments through a corporate social responsibility (CSR) displayed if it does not anticipate the agreement and does not clearly put in mind legal prerequisites this fiscal accountability.

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The time is over when we put up with the legality of optimization mechanisms by referring to the powerlessness of public actors incapable of regulating trade, or else we must acknowledge that a company is an adventure without faith or law, if it is not that of “not seen, not taken” and that the path to responsibility remains for good the installation of mandatory constraints.

The economy of the common good

The movement in favor of an “economy of the common good”, supported by a few pioneering companies which give themselves a mission of sustainability, that is to say of compatibility, positive between their model and social, environmental and good sustainability. governance (ESG) of the planet, calls for three accelerations following the London agreement and pending G20 membership at this major stage of rupture with the dumping set up as a system.

First, companies that have given themselves a raison d’être, mission, CSR strategy and other societal commitments must apply the agreement without delay, carry it collectively and mobilize to finally put tax fairness at the first level of their governance. sustainable, by encouraging collective regulation, wherever they operate. The principle of tax fairness must be put at the top of the principles of the global pact, to which nearly 10,000 companies adhere which defend global solidarity. We call for a coalition of actors who will support the dynamic, by putting this criterion in the reporting of investors and regulators.

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