What is Fairmined

FAIRMINED IS GOLD TO BE PROUD OF

Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.

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Thanks to the Fairmined Standard, anyone who buys gold and associated precious metals can support responsibly managed community mines. Our Fairmined model is open to all market players wishing to make a positive impact on responsible mining. It provides gold for businesses selling labeled products with strict traceability requirements and it includes a more flexible business-to-business model for sustainability reporting.

Fairmined is backed by a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that artisanal and small-scale mining organizations meet world leading standards for responsible practices, delivering organizational and social development and environmental protection.

The Fairmined Initiative was created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), a non-profit organization globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining.

AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN MINERS AND MARKETS

miners

MINERS

  • A guaranteed fair price for the minerals
  • An additional Premium as a market incentive to cover the costs of the certification and to invest in mining operations,  social development and environmental protection.
  • Direct access to international marktes and responsible supply chains.
  • Legitimacy with the government, national and international audiences and the industry.
  • Access to a network of miners and experienced allies as well as mining support organizations.

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GOLD INDUSTRY

  • Demonstrating that the market puts a value on responsible practices
  • Risk mitigation: The Fairmined Standard ensures that companies not only comply but supersede all international norms and regulations
  • Companies position themselves as pioneers and leaders in the growing trend towards sustainable and ethical sourcing
  • Added value and access to the growing market of ethical consumers.

consumers

CONSUMERS

  • Assurance that the gold is responsibly mined
  • Added emotional benefits
  • A story of origin
  • Human connection to the mining communities
  • Generating a positive impact with a purchase.

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THE FAIRMINED NETWORK

CLICK ON THE MAP AND FIND OUT WHERE WE WORK AND WHO OUR PARTNERS ARE

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THE ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING

Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Responsible Mining is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining. Our shared vision is for artisanal and small-scale mining to become a formalized, organized and profitable activity that uses efficient technologies, and is socially and environmentally responsible.

To achieve this vision we work collaboratively with the whole supply chain: miners, legislators, industry bodies and buyers. Our stakeholder alliance is the largest in the field and represents the diverse perspectives of different groups, with a shared agenda.

 

Do you want to know more about the Alliance for Responsible Mining? Visit our website www.responsiblemines.org