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Strengthening Environmental and Human Rights Protection at Export Development Canada

7 September 2018

Canada’s export credit agency is reviewing its environmental and social risk management policies. Given the agency’s repeated support for companies facing credible allegations of human rights abuse, environmental damage or other serious harms, such a review is long overdue.

In this submission to Export Development Canada (EDC), we call for major reforms to EDC’s due diligence processes and its public reporting.

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Letters & Submissions

Bringing Export Development Canada’s Climate Change Policy in Line with Canada’s Commitments

7 September 2018

Even as it claims to be working to “tackle climate change,” Canada’s export credit agency continues to provide roughly 10 billion dollars in support to fossil fuel companies each year. 

In this submission to Export Development Canada (EDC), we examine key weaknesses of the agency’s climate change policy and make recommendations to bring it in line with Canada’s international commitments.

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Letters & Submissions

Ituango dam crisis exposes accountability gap at EDC

13 July 2018

In May, 120,000 people in northwestern Colombia were endangered by the potential collapse of a hydroelectric dam being developed by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a client of Canada’s export credit agency. EPM is currently under investigation for possible corruption and environmental damage linked to the project.

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Opinion Pieces

EDC must act to address misconduct by client Vedanta

12 July 2018

In May Indian police shot and killed 13 people who were protesting pollution from a copper smelter owned by Vedanta Ltd, a client of Export Development Canada (EDC). In this letter, we seek answers from EDC’s President and Chief Executive Officer regarding the actions taken by the public agency to respond to the shootings and the harms caused by its client’s operations.

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Letters & Submissions

UN report tells Canada to do more to combat human rights abuse by business overseas

12 June 2018

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability says the government must immediately implement the recommendations of a UN report that calls for a coherent policy to protect against business-related human rights abuse.

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