Kudos for including local procurement in extractives CSR policy

Buying local creates jobs and income, transfers skills and technology to host communities and helps to build domestic business networks.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks in Ottawa on Nov. 27. He announced the revised CSR policy on Nov. 14.
Jeff Geipel
Published: Wednesday, 12/03/2014 12:00 am EST

Last month Trade Minister Ed Fast introduced the Canadian government’s revised corporate social responsibility strategy for the extractive sectors. This strategy is important because it lays out the best practices and international standards that Canada’s mining and fossil fuels industries are expected to follow, and outlines government programming and support for CSR-related work.

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