Vision for the next 5 years : A CECI international network which mobilizes key change agents, in both the South and the North, in order to promote sustainable socioeconomic development, reduce poverty, establish egalitarian gender relations and increase the security of the most vulnerable populations.
Gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the determination to fight all forms of gender-based discrimination are the cornerstones of our vision of sustainable development and the effective struggle to eliminate poverty and exclusion.
CECI’s Sustainable Development Policy officially sets out our vision for sustainable development within the organization and in all of our activities. It is intended to help us rise to the challenge of promoting social equity through sustainable economic development, while protecting the environment.
CECI recognizes that the private sector can, under certain conditions, make an important contribution to development in the countries where it is active. It intends to increase its support for private sector development in developing countries in order to have a greater impact on sustainable economic development.
In response to the Government of Canada’s new position on mining, CECI is compelled to support social responsibility within Canadian mining companies and feels it necessary to set out a policy to guide its actions in this controversial sector.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to assert and confirm our behaviour principles and preserve the long tradition of integrity and credibility that CECI has worked to build since it was founded. These are the principles to which we ascribe; they are aligned with our values and rooted in cooperation, integrity, respect, equity and commitment.