Purpose of the Framework

The Framework for Responsible Exploration was designed with three key realities in mind; that it must be:

Comprehensive
Comprehensive in order to satisfy the public expectations of corporate behaviour.

Scalable
Scalable to the size and nature of the company and the project and the stage of exploration.

Adaptable
Adaptable acknowledging that exploration projects are conducted in a wide variety of geographic, cultural and environmental circumstances; thus guidance must be more flexible than prescriptive, allowing for application tailored to the circumstances.

Not all of the guidance will be applicable to all sites, all of the time. Application will rely on the judgment of the explorer according to the circumstances in which they find themselves.