CCC launches code for exporters

March 31, 2023

Ottawa, CANADA – The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to introduce a new Code for Exporters that clearly articulates CCC’s expectations of the Canadian businesses using our programs and services. The code is part of CCC’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy and it comes into effect on April 1, 2023.

“Embedding ESG principles into operations not only makes a company more resilient by mitigating risks, but it can also help attract investment and increase brand value,” said Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of CCC.

What is the code?

The Code outlines CCC’s expectations with respect to labour and human rights, health and safety, environmental protection, transparent and responsible supply chains, and compliance with laws including those prohibiting bribery and corruption.

You can read the Code and learn more about our process for third party confidential disclosure of wrongdoing on our website.

Why is CCC doing this?

Through this Code, CCC is documenting the practices that we have been encouraging our customers to adopt with respect to Responsible Business. For those Canadian businesses who have worked with CCC before, none of the content of the Code will be surprising. It simply codifies the expectations our customers have been meeting as they work with us around the world.

What does this mean for Canadian businesses?

As of April 1, 2023, when working with CCC, Canadian suppliers will have clear practices to adhere to with respect to the way they operate their business. The code is also available as a model for suppliers to adopt into their own governance practices.

You can learn more about the Code and how it will impact your business in our blog article.

Quick facts

  • Supplier Codes of Conduct are increasingly common in the private sector and with Crown Corporations in Canada.
  • Supplier Codes are an effective way of communicating the values and principles that are important to your business.

About CCC

We are Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world through our government to government contracting approach. We are also the Government of Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements from Canada.  To learn more about we have facilitated billions in trade between Canadian businesses and governments around the world, visit

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