March 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR

Posted in Sustainable Associations

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) commissioned “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR”. It wanted a Guide on CSR in the Construction Sector to provide its members a roadmap for enhancing their social and environmental impacts.

“Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR” defines CSR for companies in Canada’s construction industry, provides the trends and business case and shows how CSR can help construction companies achieve greater success.

This Guide illustrates how CSR in the Construction Industry can be practiced. It identifies how value can be created for stakeholders while also creating value for the firm in the form of brand recognition, employee retention, cost savings, enhanced risk management, among other benefits. “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR” shows how CSR can be applied to companies of all sizes and specialties, no matter where they are located.

The Guide includes case studies and a checklist of early, advanced and leading CSR practices in five areas:

  • Management
  • Employees
  • Communities
  • Environment
  • Marketplace

It also shows how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are relevant for the sector.

“Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR” is designed as a workbook, so owners or employees that answer the questions have a working document they can use to set and implement priorities.

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