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ARM has participated in formalization and improvement initiatives in artisanal and small-scale mining in 11 countries in Latin America and Africa.

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More than 100 mining organizations have received our support. Currently, 7 of them count with the Fairmined Certification

1,500,000 USD of Fairmined Premium has been paid to certified mining organizations to invest in their development and community projects.

News

ARM participating in the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in São Paulo

The conference organized by the Iseal Alliance took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from May 22 to 24. Iseal is a membership organization conformed of different sustainability initiatives that work on...

A New project to strengthen local social dialogue and control over the mining sector

A new project has begun in the extractive industries sector in Colombia that seeks to strengthen the capacities of citizens with regard to transparency, access to information and social control of...

250 miners from Colombia are certified in mining safety

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, around 250 workers from coal mines in the municipalities of Sogamoso, Mongua, Tópaga and Gámeza received diplomas from certified courses of the National Learning Service...

Monnaie de Paris launches the first coin made of Fairmined gold in France

(c) Photos: François Tancré - Samlerhuset On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, Monnaie de Paris, France’s longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world,...

Artisanal miners from Honduras visit Colombia to exchange experience with their counterparts

From 16-20 April, six members of the mining organization “Minas y Cuevas” from Macuelizo, Honduras, traveled to Colombia to learn about the management of artisanal and small-scale mining...

Press Releases

Monnaie de Paris launches the first coin made of Fairmined gold in France

Medellín / París. May 14th 2018 Photo (c) François Tancré - Samlerhuset On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, Monnaie de Paris, France's longest standing institution and the...

Second Responsible Gold mine certified in Bolivia: the Mining Association of Yani R.L.

March 23, 2017 When the Bolivian mining cooperative Yani R.L. obtained Fairmined Certification in March 2017, each and every member of the Cooperative were rewarded for their commitment to high...

The King’s Choice : the world’s first commemorative medal in Fairmined Gold

December 15, 2016 Photo (c) Samlerhuset After the Nobel Peace Prize Medal being made of Fairmined Gold, Samlerhuset and the Mint of Norway decided to launch the first Fairmined commemorative medal...

The Nobel Peace Prize Medal shines bright with Colombian Fairmined Gold

Dicember 10, 2016 The Nobel Peace Prize medal 2016, which will be awarded to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos tomorrow 10 December in Oslo, is made of Fairmined Gold from two Colombian...

Responsible Fairmined Gold continues its success story: The Olympic Laurel and $1 Million USD of Fairmined Premium

Recognition of the Fairmined Initiative has been growing exponentially over the past two years. Proof of this are the latest accomplishments: After Fairmined Gold being used for important...

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Blog

Le devoir de diligence pour l’or artisanal

  Authors: Louis Maréchal et Luca Maiotti Depuis plusieurs années, la communauté internationale, les organisations de la société civile et de manière générale les consommateurs ont développé des...

Due diligence for artisanal gold

Authors: Louis Maréchal and Luca Maiotti For several years, the international community, civil society organizations and consumers have developed high expectations to ensure that the production and...

Water and mining: what does leadership involve?

  Water has gained increased importance in communities’ and NGO’s agendas, becoming the most powerful convening issue for territorial based social movements resisting mining.  Water is the most...

ASM and Changing Donor Priorities

Having spent more than 15 years in a large bilateral donor agency (until recently), I know a fair bit about how policy and programming priorities are decided. Don’t get me wrong; in the right...

The Link between Fairmined Certification and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Since 1992, the issues of development and the environment have been topics of discussion, starting with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit,...

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