"The [mining] sector faces unique social and environmental challenges when operating in developing countries. Faced with these challenges, a number of Canadian companies are engaging in corporate social responsibility initiatives, generally defined as voluntary activities undertaken by a company to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. These companies are making substantial contributions to economic development in their host countries. Canadian industry associations and extractive companies have been recognized domestically and internationally for their leadership on these issues. However, more can be done."
Source: Building the Canadian Advantage: A Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the Canadian International Extractive Sector.
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