In Support of Canada’s New CSR Ombudsperson
You might have seen our very own Leor Rotchild standing among a group in solidarity with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Francois-Philippe Champagne, as he announced the new Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). This move makes Canada the first country in the word with an independent officer assigned to investigate human rights abuses associated involving Canadian companies.
CBSR’s support for CORE is based on our commitment to encourage governments to ensure any new policies are good for responsible businesses. We want to be at the table whenever there is a new CSR initiative that could impact our members. CORE also speaks to our desire to enhance Canada’s global competitiveness. We believe any acts that could bring Canadian companies into disrepute should be investigated, corrected or cleared of wrong doing through due process.
CBSR was honoured to be invited to participate in the announcement and it enabled Leor to deliver the message to Minister Champagne that “it is good for Canada to strengthen the ‘stick’ used to address the trailing edge of responsible business” and he added “it’s equally important to reward the leading edge companies because that’s where the vast majority of Canadian business is. CBSR’s Do Business Like A Canadian campaign can help in incentivizing and rewarding that positive behaviour.”
CBSR looks forward to staying connected and providing advice to CORE in the months and years ahead.
To learn more about CORE, see this link