The PERC Statutes, prepared in English and French languages, are the basis for its registration in Brussels as a not-for-profit organisation, and lay down its mode of operation. These may be downloaded in PDF format (in English)

Terms of Reference

The Pan-European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee (PERC) is constituted to encourage best practice in the public reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and in this context serves as the National Reporting Organisation (NRO) for Europe, including, but not limited to, member countries of the European Union.

PERC provides a forum representing a broad spectrum of interests concerning public reporting including professional accreditation and competence, industry, technical consultancy, finance, regulation and related agencies.

The formation of PERC recognises the need for the provision of accredited Competent Persons, for the coordination and application of reporting standards at national and international level, and for a single point of contact on these issues which is credible and whose representatives carry the authority of their constituent member organisations to fulfil the remit as defined within these terms of reference.

PERC relies on its constituent members to achieve regulatory and disciplinary oversight at a national level. It recognises the global nature of the minerals industry and the international consensus on reporting standards developed through the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO).

The PERC remit is to:
  • Promote the consistency and improvement of national reporting standards for Mineral Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Reserves, through consultation and cooperation at national and international level.
  • Represent the minerals industry and related stakeholders on resource and reserve reporting issues.
  • Maintain international reciprocity of Competent Persons through Recognised Professional Organisations ("RPO").
  • Maintain, improve and promote the use of the PERC Reporting Standard covering Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, recognising and contributing from time to time developments and improvements reflected in the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template and in other CRIRSCO-aligned reporting standards and codes.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and dialogue among PERC members and other stakeholders through an actively managed web site that promotes discussion on current issues.

PERC as a member of CRIRSCO has an international forum that will enable it to ensure consistency of its reporting standards in an international setting, as well as contributing to the development of good practice in international reporting.

PERC will serve the minerals industry and its stakeholders, including professional institutions, mining and exploration companies, technical consultancies, financial and mining analysts, banks, accountants, regulators and shareholders at national and European levels, and through CRIRSCO at an international level.

The PERC remit covers all forms of solid minerals, including base and precious metals, gemstones, bulk commodities, aggregates, industrial minerals and energy minerals such as coal, uranium, and oil shales. Its scope does not include non-solid energy minerals such as oil and gas and water, or other geological resources such as geothermal energy.

This summary is adapted from terms of reference originally published 28 June 2006

[Note that these terms of reference reflect those of CRIRSCO at the international level.]
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