e3Plus - Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration

Areas of Study: Environment and Community | Health and Safety

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This course is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance.

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Course Summary

Introduction

Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into all of their exploration programs around the world.

e3 Plus provides the means for members to reduce social and environmental risk to their projects, to benefit local communities and to enable companies to become world leaders in corporate social responsibility performance (CSR).

The intended audience for e3 Plus includes: the exploration sector, local communities, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, academia or any interested party.

The complete series of e3Plus courses includes the following titles:

  • Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration
  • Social Responsibility in Exploration
  • Environmental Stewardship in Exploration 1 - 2
  • Health and Safety in Exploration 1 - 4
Students of these courses please note that Principles and Guidance should be studied before any of the other courses.

Course Content

The eight principles presented in Principles and Guidance are common to all situations and explorers should aspire to meet them. Guidelines are offered to assist practitioners in converting the principles into action. Essentially, the principles and guidance are designed to answer the question "what is expected of us and why?"

This course is presented as 5 study sessions, each of approximately 60 minutes study duration, plus an interactive review that confirms the viewer's achievement of learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately 5 hours. Note that this course is designed to be studied at the Summary Level. The full e3Plus content is provided for reference purposes at the Detailed Text Level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss the eight principles of e3Plus and their guidelines in the interpretation and application of the e3Plus courses.

Recommended Background

  • Experience and appreciation of the principles and processes of mineral exploration.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is a national association representing the interests of the mineral exploration and development industry.

The PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC encourages the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.

A consortium of leading mining companies conceived of the Environmental Excellence in Exploration (E3) project. The PDAC coordinated and managed the project on behalf of the global mining industry.