The federal government contributed to the creation of the Centre for Excellence (CfE)) as one of four pillars of its original 2009 federal CSR Extractive Sector Strategy. The CfE is a multistakeholder body currently hosted by CIM.
From its inception the CfE has been envisaged as a focal point for the development and dissemination of practical tools and information for use by a broad range of extractive sector stakeholders.
About the CfE Executive Committee
The CfE Executive Committee consists of industry and non-industry experts on Corporate Social Responsibility in the extractive sector. It has an industry and a non-industry co-chair. Government observers are non-voting participants in CfE deliberations. Funding currently consists of ad hoc contributions from the federal government and the private sector. The CfE meets several times per year, with some participants connecting online while others participate in person.