PAR is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Indigenous relations at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Certified companies promote their level with a PAR logo signaling to communities that they are:
good business partners
great places to work
committed to prosperity in Indigenous communities
PAR’s certification program provides a high level of assurance to communities because the designation is supported by independent and third-party verification of company reports. The final company level is determined by a jury comprised of Indigenous business people.
Since the program’s introduction in 2001, PAR remains the premier corporate social responsibility program with an emphasis on Indigenous relations.