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On March 31, 2021, the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) approved Stewardship Ontario’s Plan to Further Mitigate Conflict of Interest and Undue Commercial Advantage,  as outlined in Condition #2 of Stewardship Ontario’s approved Blue Box Program Transition Plan. The approved plan outlines three key measures:

  1. Two new policies related to the segregation of select CSSA staff and prohibitions on solicitation of Stewardship Ontario stewards.
  2. Attestations and due diligence reporting to ensure compliance with the new policies and the existing CSSA confidentiality policy.
  3. An amendment to the Code of Conduct to apply to all Stewardship Ontario staff. The Authority will be consulted before Stewardship Ontario hires any new consultants to ensure consistency with the submitted plan.

The plan is available upon request by emailing