The committee is made up of 31 members in total, who share their extensive experience to revise the Fairmined Standard and develop an updated version of it.
Small-scale miners, gold supply chain stakeholders and experts in various mineral-related issues from all over the world are part of this group. Their diversity enriches the revision process and ensures that different viewpoints, knowledge, and experiences are taken into account for the Fairmined Standard version 3.0.
The first committee meeting was held on May 14, 2020 to share the objectives of the Fairmined Standard revision and its action agenda.
Gold to be proud of
The objective of the Farimined Standard 3.0 is to continue to strengthen the organizational, economic, social, labor and environmental development of artisanal and small-scale mining organizations, and to promote responsible gold to be proud of.
Contributions to the 3.0 Fairmined standard revision
“Fairmined is a leading responsible mining standard for small scale and artisanal mining and we as RJC welcome the opportunity to contribute to developing its growth and recognition further. RJC believes in a strong partnership model and advocacy for positive change.
I am delighted to represent RJC on the Fairmined standard committee to further advance the market leading work of Fairmined, using my experience and expertise. Impact matters and I look forward to supporting the Committee to further advance the agenda”. Peter Dawkins, Standards Manager at the Responsible Jewelry Council
“Being part of the Fairmined Standard Review Committee is an honour and a unique opportunity to participate, learn and contribute to the revision of a standard to make it even more effective in achieving its objectives.
Standards such as Fairmined have a great role to play in creating more legitimate and responsible ASM sector where socio-economic development, inclusion, sustainability and respect for humans and the environment are at the centre.
At the same time, standards can support access to markets and bridge the gap between ASM organisations and fair buyers. So I am looking forward to the Committee’s work and engagement to make the standard even more inclusive of ASM organisations, the related communities and fit for markets”, Rosanna Tufo from Levin Source.