There is general awareness of environmental, social and governance issues among both
producers and consumers, even if they are not always familiar with the term CSR.
In order to encourage businesses to factor environmental, social and governance issues into their decision-
making the government provides information online and in paper for example showcasing best
practices. The government awards several CSR related prizes, puts up stands at business fairs on
CSR, organizes conferences on CSR, produces regular reports and newsletters and has created a
website on CSR in Germany (http://www.csr-in-deutschland.de/en/home.html in English).
The Government of Germany maintains and enforces domestic laws with respect to labor and
employment rights, consumer protections and environmental protections. The Government of
Germany does not waive labor and environmental laws to attract investment. (See the section on
labor for more details).