From GLOBE-Net.On November 14 International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced an enhanced corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, Doing Business the Canadian Way: A Strategy to Advance CSR in Canada’s Extractive Sector Abroad.
The enhanced CSR strategy is intended to deliver on a commitment by the Harper government to review the initial 2009 CSR strategy. Based on extensive cross-country consultations, the enhanced strategy strengthens Canada’s leadership and earned reputation for excellence in CSR noted the Minister.
“The enhanced CSR strategy bolsters our commitment to helping our Canadian extractive companies strengthen their responsible business practices. We expect our Canadian companies to promote Canadian values and to operate with the highest ethical standards,” said the Minister.
He also launched a selection process for a new CSR counsellor and issued a call for qualified candidates.