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.