e3 Plus is an online information resource to help companies exploring for minerals improve their social, environmental, and health and safety performance. It was launched in 2009 by PDAC as its signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The original incarnation of e3 Plus was simply e3, which stood for Environmental Excellence in Exploration. e3 was produced in 2003 and was supplemented by the creation of Principles & Guidance Notes and the additional Toolkits designed to improve industry's performance—the “plus” in e3 Plus.
e3 Plus helps our members in their efforts to improve performance and secure a social license to operate.