Ottawa, October 3, 2022 – As the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) executes against a new Environmental, Social, and Governance (EGS) Strategy, it is developing a new Code for Exporters to clearly articulate the expectations CCC has of the Canadian businesses using our programs and services.
The Code outlines CCC’s expectations with respect labour and human rights, health and safety, environmental protection, transparent and responsible supply chains, and compliance with laws including those prohibiting bribery and corruption.
Why is CCC doing this? 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.
CCC is opening a consultation period from October 3 to December 2, 2022 to ask for feedback from our customers and stakeholders on the draft Code. Feedback will help CCC address any questions or challenges customers might have with the Code as we complete our work to launch it in the new year.
We invite you to consult our new Exporter Code of Conduct and to provide your feedback to:
“Integrating 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.” – Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of CCC
- 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.
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ABOUT CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION (CCC)
We are Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world by creating and supporting the successful completion of commercial contracts of public and national importance. We are also the official channel for Canadian companies looking to do business with the U.S. military. To learn more about how we have facilitated billions in trade between Canadian businesses and governments in over 30 countries, visit www.ccc.ca/en/.