FAIRMINED STANDARD REVISION

LET´S WORK TOGETHER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMALL-SCALE MINING SECTOR

Since 2014, the Fairmined Standard seeks to provide unique development opportunities and to generate positive impact in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities, connecting them with fair markets.

WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE?

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.

Learn more about the Standard revision process here.

WHY?

Committed to the high performance criteria of the Fairmined Standard, the generation of impacts and in response to the needs of the sector, at the Alliance for Responsible Mining we are working to develop the third version of the standard.

If you have comments or questions about the development of the Fairmined Standard 3.0, let us know at standards@responsiblemines.org 

Timeline of activities

To offer a transparent, participative and productive consultation we will follow the activity timeline below, which we estimate will take about a year. As of May 2019, we reached step 3 of this timeline.

1 PRE-CONSULTATION

1. PRE-CONSULTATION

Workshops with the participation of different actors of the supply chain: miners, governmente, expert, gold market, ARM.

2. TERMS OF REFERENCE

2. TERMS OF REFERENCE

Creation of the general guidelines for the standard revision.

3. CREATION OF THE STANDARD COMMITTEE

3. CREATION OF THE STANDARD COMMITTEE

Participation of different actors and experts of the gold supply chain.

4. PRE-CONSULTATION COMMENTS REVISION

4. PRE-CONSULTATION COMMENTS REVISION

Definition of priorities of the new version with the feedback received.

 

5. DRAFT WRITING

5. DRAFT WRITING

Creation of the draft including priorities and changes.

6. PUBLIC CONSULTATION

6. PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Feedback about multiple topics of the standard from different actors of the supply chain.

7. REVISION OF CONSULTATION COMMENTS

7. REVISION OF CONSULTATION COMMENTS

Revision by the committee and improvement of the standard according to the comments.

8. COMMUNICATION OF RESULTS

8. COMMUNICATION OF RESULTS

Comunication of the first stage of the consultation.

9. PILOT TEST

9. PILOT TEST

Application of the new version with the participants of the Fairmined supply chain.

10. PUBLIC CONSULTATION: SECOND STAGE

10. PUBLIC CONSULTATION: SECOND STAGE

If necessary, there will be a second stage of the consultation

11. REVISION OF COMMENTS: SECOND STAGE

11. REVISION OF COMMENTS: SECOND STAGE

By the standard committee

12. FINAL APPROVAL

12. FINAL APPROVAL

By the committee and the board of directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining. Afterwards, the Fairmined Standard 3.0 will be launched and published.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Your feedback is very important to improve the Fairmined Standard and to continue working for the development of artisanal and small-scale mining sector. Starting in August 2020, you can participate in the consultation of the standard revision, and give us your opinion on different topics.

Subscribe in this form and leave us your information. When the consultation is open, we will let you know so that you can send us your opinions.

Create your own user feedback survey

PRE-CONSULTATION

During the last 5 years, we have carried out activities to collect feedback to create the third version of the Standard:

  • Workshops with supply chain actors and experts
  • Audits
  • Improvement plans for certified mining organizations

These are some of the activities we have carried out with the actors in the supply chain:

EXPERT COMMITTEE

The Fairmined standard committee is composed of experts from the artisanal and small-scale mining sector of gold and other associated metals, as well as responsible supply chains.

The committee is in charge of reviewing and updating the standard, based on its experience and the opinions of different actors.

See more details of the responsibilities of the expert committee here.

Documents to download

View and download all documents related to the Fairmined Standard 3.0 revision

 

PROCEDURES

Procedures for the creation and revision of ARM’s standards (ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH)
Procedures for complaints related to the development of the standards (ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH)

 

Process progress minutes

Soon, you can consult the progress of the committee to create the Fairmined Standard 3.0

 

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