Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) - The Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counselor
The DFAIT implemented a CSR Strategy that created a new office with a CSR ‘Counselor’ who is tasked with supporting socially responsible practices of Canadian-based companies operating overseas and host governments (e.g. Africa, Latin America). This followed a large consultative series of roundtables on the subject. DFAIT also is producing a regular newsletter on CSR topics and issues.
The Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counselor was established in 2009 as part of the Government of Canada’s CSR Strategy for the International Extractive Sector. Broadly speaking, the Strategy is designed to help Canadian mining, oil and gas companies meet their social and environmental responsibilities when operating abroad.
For more info, see http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/ds/csr.aspx