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Responsible Business

Being a good corporate citizen requires companies to live up to the same expectations they have of their employees and partners: honesty, integrity, respect, and commitment to ethical standards. It touches every aspect of business, from governance and HR to environmental sustainability and community building initiatives.

EDC recognizes International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9th

Familiarize yourself with the risks of corruption and bribery in international business transactions. Our Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sits down for a chat with an anti-corruption specialist. Check out the video.

Are you a small business struggling with these issues? More tools and information can be found below.


 EDC Resources


Anti-Corruption Quiz
A short quiz to test your knowledge of corruption and bribery laws in Canada and for Canadians doing business abroad.

Anti-Corruption video
Listen to this video interview with an anti-corruption specialist. Catch his top tips for protecting your business from bribery risk.

Corporate Social Responsibility at EDC
We commit to carry out our mandate in a socially responsible manner consistent with our corporate values. This statement incorporates our five pillars that define how we execute our commitment.

Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report
Delivering value for our customers also involved carrying out business in the socially responsible manner that Canadians expect. Find out more in our Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report.

Financial Crime in International Trade
A guide for small and medium-sized importers and exporters on how to manage the risks of financial crime in international trade.

International Financial Crime Questionnaire
An educational questionnaire to help you determine if you’ve been the victim of international financial crime.

Anti-Corruption Brochure (PDF)
A brochure on what you should know about the risk of corruption, including information about Canada’s anti-corruption law.

Briber Beware (PDF)
A short primer outlining changes to bribery-related laws that explains how to avoid bribery in foreign transactions.

Combatting Corruption in International Business (PDF)
An article which was featured on ExportWise.ca.




 Other Resources


Business Ethics

Corruption Perceptions Index
Transparency International - Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 Results

Corporate responsibility and anti-corruption
International Chamber of Commerce

Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
Department of Justice

Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

TRACE International Inc.
A Washington, DC-based consultancy who advises firms on corruption risks, etc.

Business Against Corruption: case stories and examples (PDF)
UN Global Compact Office

Facing Up To Corruption: A Practical Business Guide (PDF)
Control Risks Group


Equator Principles
The Equator Principles is a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions.

Understanding EDC’s Project Review Process
Learn how EDC’s review’s the environmental and social impacts of projects.


Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Good Practice Guidelines

Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

UN Global Compact
Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus.