PDAC has long been an advocate for the industry to improve its social, environmental and health & safety performance both at home and abroad. PDAC was the first industry association in the world to develop detailed guidance for companies on how to explore responsibly. This guidance - e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration - is now available free of charge on our website.
Responsible exploration is about behavioural change. PDAC’s efforts to improve industry performance are aimed at catalyzing change by supporting industry leadership, improving governance and activating markets (i.e. investors). While this work takes place year-round, the annual PDAC Convention provides a platform for all of this work to come together in the form of Short Courses, Sustainability Program, Indigenous Program, and related side events such as the annual Resource Governance Symposium that is co-organized by PDAC, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development, and the World Economic Forum.