CSR Guiding Principles

The Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) recognizes the importance of building and maintaining mutually beneficial, respectful and lasting relationships based on principles of social responsibility to maximize the positive economic and social benefits from mineral exploration and development to present and future generations.

In conducting their activities, AME BC members should strive to: 


Communicate their collective commitment to these guiding principles to fellow members and communities of interest.



Work with communities of interest and governments to address environmental legacy issues where practicable.   








Ethically manage their activities and comply with applicable permits, laws, and regulations. In the absence of specific regulations, operate in adherence to accepted international standards.



 Balance economic, social, and environmental considerations during all phases of mineral exploration and development.








Maintain and build upon a culture of corporate social responsibility and adhere to these principles through proactive and adaptive management. 



Recognize local cultures, customs and values that may exist in the area of a project or operation. 



Apply leading scientific, environmental and social management practices in the planning, design and implementation of activities in order to use natural resources responsibly while minimizing environmental effects.



Develop comprehensive, clear and transparent relations with communities of interest, supported by social and environmental management plans and meaningful consultation about proposed activities.  



Practice continuous improvement through the application of new technology, innovation and in observation of international standards in all facets of their projects or operations.



 Establish collaborative working relationships to support the sustainability of communities of interest through development initiatives that are based on local priorities, goals and aspirations.



Conduct rigorous and transparent assessments and audits through all phases of mineral exploration and development to assure high standards of practice. 

“Have a safe day, everyday.”

Approved by the Board of Directors, Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, November 19, 2013


Michael R. J. McPhie, Chair 

Gavin C. Dirom, President & CEO