• Canadian Chamber Reacts to Creation of Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

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    January 18, 2018
    Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s reaction to the federal government’s announcement regarding the creation of an Independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise and a multi-stakeholder advisory board 
    We have been at the forefront of the discussion on Canadian businesses’ social responsibility in Canada and abroad. We believe good conduct is not only ethical but is also a good business practice and an important part of the Canadian brand.
    As our members invest in communities and create jobs all over the world, they have implemented numerous stringent initiatives on a variety of issues including business conduct overseas, the duty to consult with Indigenous peoples and reducing emissions to combat climate change. These initiatives have been part of an ongoing conversation led by the Canadian Chamber between businesses and governments.
    Following the announcement on the government’s creation of an Independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise and a multi-stakeholder advisory board, we continue to support a balanced approach that works for communities, that promotes ethical conduct and that supports the vital contribution that Canadian companies make to local economies worldwide.
    We will continue to be engaged on these issues and explore opportunities to participate in and inform the dialogue with governments and with our members.
     

    Click here to read our statement.