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Doing Business the Canadian Way: A Strategy to Advance Corporate Social Responsibility in Canada’s Extractive Sector Abroad

Canada Current 2014

It is an enhanced CSR strategy that clearly demonstrates the Government' expectation that Canadian companies will promote Canadian values and operate abroad with the highest ethical standards.

Issuer name

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Ministry, Canada

More information

It also outlines the Government’s initiatives to help Canadian companies strengthen their CSR practices and maximize the benefits their investments can provide to those in host countries. Key elements include: Strengthened support for CSR initiatives at Canada’s diplomatic network of missions abroad, Increased support and additional training for Canada’s missions abroad, Re-focusing the role of the Office of the CSR Counsellor, including strengthening its mandate to promote strong CSR guidelines to the Canadian extractive sector, Companies are expected to align with CSR guidelines and will be recognized by the CSR Counsellor’s Office as eligible for enhanced Government of Canada economic diplomacy

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Applies to the extractive sector

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Structure & Leadership, Effectiveness






North America

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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