FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canadian mining firms agree to clean up global act
Industry, NGOs agree on good practices for Canadian miners abroad
Concluding a 10-month process that saw input from NGOs, mining, oil and gas companies and academia, a report released today outlines a raft of recommendations that aim to address concerns over the social and environmental effects of resource extraction by Canadian companies in the developing world.
Report seeks penalties against unethical Canadian mining operations abroad
OTTAWA (CP) _ Canadian mining and oil companies should have their government financing and other benefits withdrawn if they are found to have acted unethically or committed human rights violations while operating abroad, a government-led committee on corporate social responsibility says.
Civil Society and Industry Representatives Agree on Good Overseas Practices
What: Groundbreaking Report on Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Released
Tony Andrews – Executive Director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Gerry Barr – President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Catherine Coumans – Research Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada
Gordon Peeling – President-CEO, Mining Association of Canada
When: Thursday, March 29th at 10.00 am
Where: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill
The final report from the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries will be released at a press conference on Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 am.
Mining Firms, Fearful of Prosecution, Taking Social Responsibility More Seriously
Canadian mining companies must respect human rights