Fairmined for Businesses

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How to become a Fairmined Licensee

Brands who want to work with Fairmined Gold and make claims about its use must become a Fairmined Licensee.

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How to become a Fairmined Authorize Supplier

Any entity in the supply chain other than the artisanal and small-scale mining organization itself (refiners, traders, manufacturers and casters) who wants to trade or transform Fairmined Gold needs to become a Fairmined Authorized Supplier.

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How to become a Fairmined certified mining community

Artisanal and small-scale mining organizations (ASMOs) who want to become Fairmined certified need to comply with the Fairmined Standard. Read more about the Certification process here.

“By buying Fairmined gold you help us to improve our methods, protect the environment and improve our performance in social responsibility.”

Rosa Reyes, Managing Director at AURELSA, Fairmined certified mining organization in Peru.

HOW TO BECOME A FAIRMINED LICENSEE

Companies can license the Fairmined Mark in order to make public claims around the company´s commitment to incorporate Fairmined certified gold into its supply chains and sell Fairmined labelled consumer products.

A Licensee is a consumer facing brand who may use the Fairmined Label in combination with claims according to the market model – Fairmined Incorporated, Labeled or Certificates – for which he/she obtained the corresponding license from the Alliance for Responsible Mining.

Fill out

the Business Self-Assessment Questionnaire

This will help us understand how you want to engage with Fairmined so we can provide you with the support to make your engagement a success.

UNDERSTAND

the requirements to comply with the Fairmined Standard and use of the Fairmined Label

  • Review the Guidelines for Fairmined Licensees, a document that summarizes the most important facts about the Fairmined License.
  • Review the Mark Manual. This outlines guidelines for use of the label and any public claims regarding Fairmined.

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READ

and sign the License Agreement

It outlines your rights and duties as a Fairmined Licensee.

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You will be ASSIGNED

a Fairmined ID and account manager

Use your ID in all your transactions regarding Fairmined.
The Account Manager is your contact person who will support you in all Fairmined related matters.

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We can put you in touch with a Fairmined Authorized Supplier and certified mining organizations and support you in developing your supply chain.

START SOURCING

Fairmined Gold

In accordance with the chosen sourcing model (Labeled, Incorporated, Certificates).

SHARE

the Fairmined STORY

Be part of the Fairmined network and engage in collective campaigns and events. Make claims about your engagement with Fairmined.
We provide you with digital marketing and sales material and help you spread your Fairmined news.

Comply

with the Fairmined License Agreement, the Fairmined Standard section 5, the Market Annex and the Mark Manual.

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submit

biannual Flow-of-Goods Reports for all Fairmined transactions to our Information System.

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receive

a documental audit

once you have purchased a total of 1.5kg of Fairmined Gold.

Reasons to become a Fairmined Licensee

  • Support responsible mining practices and have a supply chain to be proud of
  • Add value and emotional benefits to your products and brand.
  • Mitigate risks and provide assurance to your customers.
  • Differentiate from competitors with positive positioning on growing trend to responsible sourcing.
  • Meet and exceed growing consumer expectations.
  • Pass on a story of origin & connect with your consumers in an authentic way.
  • Contribute to making a positive social and environmental impact in mining communities.
  • Create a human connection to passionate mining communities
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Traceability and transparency.

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HOW TO BECOME A FAIRMINED AUTHORIZED SUPPLIER

Any actor in the supply chain other than the mining organization itself – refiner, trader, manufacturer and caster – who wants to trade or transform Fairmined Gold needs to become a Fairmined Authorized Supplier by signing a Permit to Trade. Fairmined Authorized Supplier help the responsible mining organizations access the market and transform the gold into inputs for the various segments of the gold industry such as alloys, wire, sheet and casting grain.

“Our company’s goal is to improve the livelihoods of artisanal miners and their families to enable sustainable development. Being a Fairmined Supplier is a fantastic opportunity for us to achieve this.” Florian Harkort, Founder of TRAID GOLD.

UNDERSTAND

the requirements to comply with the Fairmined Standard and use of the Fairmined Label

  • Review the Fairmined Standard. Section 5 and the Market Annex are most relevant.
  • Review the Mark Manual. This outlines guidelines for use of the label and any public claims regarding Fairmined.

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sign

a Permit to Trade to become a Fairmined Supplier

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You will be ASSIGNED

a Fairmined ID and account manager

Use your ID in all your transactions regarding Fairmined.
The Account Manager is your contact person who will support you in all Fairmined related matters.

START

buying, trading, refining and/or transforming Fairmined Gold.

ARM can share a list of Fairmined Licensees and support relationship building with certified mining organizations.

Comply

with Fairmined Standard section 5, the Market Annex and the Mark Manual.

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SUBMIT

quarterly reports for all Fairmined transactions to our Information System.

The Fairmined Information System allows us to ensure compliance and credibility.

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SIGN

an auditing contract

with an ARM recognized audit body when an audit is due. Audit frequency dependens on the supplier’s role in the supply chain.

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Receive

an audit

  • Physical or documental audit for the First Authorized Buyer (whomever buys the gold directly from the certified mining organization).
  • Documental audit for all other Fairmined Suppliers.

Reasons to become a Fairmined Authorized Supplier

  • Have the assurance that the gold is responsibly mined
  • Demonstrate that the market puts a value on responsible practices
  • Position yourselves as pioneers and leaders in the growing trend towards sustainable and ethical sourcing
  • Mitigate risks: The Fairmined Standard ensures that you not only comply but supersede all international norms and regulations
  • Add value and obtain access to a growing market of ethical consumers
  • Add emotional benefits to your products
  • Contribute to improving consumer confidence in the gold sector
  • Create a human connection to the mining communities
  • Share a story of origin