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CSR Implementation Guide for Canadian Business

The Government of Canada offers a variety of business tools and resources on CSR.

Industry Canada's section on corporate social responsibility (CSR) includes information on industry initiatives, sustainable reporting, and principles and guidelines. In addition, the Industry Canada website also includes the CSR Implementation Guide for Canadian Business (also available for download in PDF format (broken link).

The Sustainable Business section (broken link) of Environment Canada's website provides information on sustainability tools and resources available, including corporate sustainability reporting and sustainable finance.

Environment Canada has also released an Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines.

Canadian CSR Counsellor Review Process

Canadian CSR Counsellor Review ProcessThe Review Process of the Canadian Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor is a dispute resolution mechanism. 

The objective of the Canadian CSR Counsellor Review Process is to foster dialogue and to create constructive paths forward for the parties.

Requests for the Canadian CSR Counsellor Review Process may be brought to the Office by individuals, groups or communities who wish to raise issues regarding the overseas activities of Canadian mining, oil and gas companies.

The issues must relate to the endorsed performance guidelines in the Government of Canada's CSR strategy - the IFC Performance Standards, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and the Global Reporting Initiative.

Canadian mining, oil and gas companies who believe they are the subject of unfounded allegations concerning their overseas corporate activities may also bring requests for the Canadian CSR Counsellor Review Process to the Office.

To learn more about the Canadian CSR Counsellor Review Process, visit International.gc.ca (broken link).


Le processus d’examen du Bureau du conseiller en responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RSE) de l'industrie extractive au Canada est en un mécanisme de résolution de conflit.

Le processus d'examen vise à encourager le dialogue et à permettre à toutes les parties d’aller de l’avant de façon constructive.

Les demandes d'examen peuvent etre présentées par des particuliers, des groupes ou des collectivités qui souhaitent soulever des questions concernant les activités des entreprises canadienne de l’industrie extractive.

Les questions doivent porter sur les lignes directrices approuvées dans la stratégie du gouvernement du Canada sur la RSE : Les Critères de performance de la Société financière internationale, les Principes volontaires sur la sécurité et les droits de l’homme, et le Global Reporting Initiative.

Les entreprises canadienne de l’industrie extractive qui croient qu'ils sont l'objet d'allégations sans fondement concernant leurs activités à l'étranger des entreprises peut également présentées des demandes d'examen auprès du Bureau.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez visiter International.gc.ca (broken link).