KAIROS Briefing Paper #11: Regulating Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Operating Internationally


Canada has a unique opportunity to become a world  leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining, oil and gas sector. In March 2007, the Harper government was handed a blueprint  for a new approach to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the extractive industries, which was developed as part of  a year-long  multi-stakeholder process of National Roundtables chaired by the Department of Foreign Affairs and  International Trade.  The Final Report of the Roundtable Advisory Group – a panel of representatives of industry, labour, NGOs, academia and socially responsible investors – includes  27 recommendations for the federal government that, if implemented, would  increase transparency and corporate accountability.

 

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