- Export Development Canada (EDC) Publishes Eighth Annual Report on Corporate Social Responsibility

The report illustrates that, even during uncertain economic times, an effective CSR program can make a company more resilient
Jul 11, 2012 8:05 AM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media) July 11, 2012 - Canada’s Export Credit Agency Releases CSR Report

Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's Export Credit Agency, has issued its eighth Annual Report on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  This year’s report uses an increasing number of videos to tell EDC’s CSR story.  Three videos provide insight into EDC’s customers, their approaches to CSR and how they work with EDC, another highlights the Chair in Environmental Finance at the University of Waterloo, and finally, Signi Schneider, EDC’s Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor provides the overarching message for 2011, Building Resilience Responsibly.

“This year’s report illustrates that, even during uncertain economic times, an effective CSR program can make a company more resilient, including being the first export credit agency and first Canadian financial institution to be represented on the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles, establishing Clean tech as a corporate priority and developing a more streamlined approach to human rights assessments.” said Ms. Schneider.

Highlights of this year’s report include:

  • more content on EDC’s contribution to Canada’s GDP and job creation;
  • an overview of EDC’s environmental and social review process for corporate loans; and
  • feedback from an external advisory group on EDC’s CSR reporting practices.

To reduce EDC’s operational footprint, this detailed report is only available online.

To view EDC’s Annual CSR Report visit:  or (en français).  Feedback and comments are welcome at

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,200 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining and a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.

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