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 business-to-business model for sustainability reporting.

Fairmined is backed by a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that small artisanal mining communities meet world leading standards for responsible practices, delivering 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
  • A market incentive to cover costs of responsible mining
  • Investment in social development and environmental protection.

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GOLD INDUSTRY

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

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THE FAIRMINED STANDARD FOR GOLD

FROM ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING, INCLUDING ASSOCIATED PRECIOUS METALS

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Between 2006 and 2008, we led a multi-stakeholder process in Latin America to develop a collective vision and principles for responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).  These provide the foundation upon which we went on to develop Standard Zero, the world’s pioneering standard for responsibly mined gold and associated silver and platinum. In 2009 based on Standard Zero, the first version of the Fairmined Standard was developed in partnership with Fairtrade.  In April 2014, after a transparent revision process with open forums involving a broad range of stakeholders including the whole supply chain, version 2.0 of the Fairmined Standard was released. The Fairmined Standard has been received by the miners, the gold industry, governments, and civil society as a robust and credible standard. The Fairmined Standard is world leading in its ability to deliver positive impact to the miners and their communities and is a valued tool to transform artisanal and small-scale mining into an active force for good.

THE FAIRMINED NETWORK

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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