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28 Apr 2015

Canadian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines

OECD Natl. Contact Point's final statement

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"Final Statement on the Request for Review regarding the Operations of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd., at the Copper Polymetallic Mine at the Gyama Valley, Tibet Autonomous Region"

It is hereby reiterated that the Government of Canada expects that Canadian companies will promote Canadian values and operate abroad with the highest ethical standards. They are expected to respect human rights and all applicable laws, and to meet or exceed widely recognized international standards for responsible business conduct, including and in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises....

As the Company did not respond to the NCP’s offer of its good offices, the Company’s non-participation in the NCP process will be taken into consideration in any applications by the Company for enhanced advocacy support from the Trade Commissioner Service and/or Export Development Canada (EDC) financial services, should they be made. As the goal of both the NCP and the CSR Strategy is to encourage improvement in terms of a company’s use and integration of CSR standards and best practices, should the Company wish to be able to access future support of this type, it will need to submit a Request for Review to the NCP, or show the Government of Canada it has engaged in good-faith dialogue with the Notifier...