2014 CSR Report

10 Years On - The Story Behind the Numbers

About this Report

Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s trade finance agency, is pleased to announce the release its 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

“This year’s CSR report marks a big anniversary: it is our 10th report,” says Signi Schneider, Vice-President, Corporate Social Responsibility.  “To convey our message, we tell our story using multimedia to better reach our audience, explaining what we do through the voices of our customers and employees.”  said Signi Schneider, Vice-President, CSR at EDC. 

Ever wonder what happens to a big project loan once we lend the money? “Monitoring Our Investments - Sherritt’s Ambatovy Project” is one video included as part of the report, and visually explains how we monitor our investments.

The report includes six other videos, including one featuring our longest-serving executives as they reflect back over the past 10 years (and more) of implementing CSR initiatives at EDC. 

The report highlights EDC’s CSR achievements in 2014 including: 

  • Further integration of business activities with initiatives that have a positive environmental impact through the issuance of our green bond, Canada’s first;
  • Recognized for extensive public disclosure of information resulting in being ranked first amongst Canada’s top 10 on the Corporate Knights Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada;
  • Provided financial services to 7,400 businesses of which more than 6,100 were Canadian small and medium sized enterprises; and
  • Performed enhanced due diligence on potential corruption and bribery risks for 58 transactions.

EDC is the leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding for Canadian companies of all sizes that do business outside of Canada.