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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

Public consultation open for the CRAFT Code

WHAT is CRAFT and its public consultation? The Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT), previously known as the Market Entry Standard, has been under development since the...

Consultation period approaching for the CRAFT

The intent of the Code is to provide the industry with a tool that facilitates purchasing gold from the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in compliance with the OECD Due Diligence Guide. Since...

Colombia has two new artisanal mines producing responsible Fairmined gold

(c) Fotografías ARM With these new certifications, Colombia reaches 5 mining organizations that produce Fairmined Responsible Gold and becomes the country with the most Fairmined certified mines in...

Consultancy on best and worst mining practices in Colombian forests

(c) Photographies: Maribel Marquez Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is not performed equally everywhere, and the differences depend on the knowledge held by the miners. The Alliance for...

“Our objective is to build a permanent presence in the territories”

A territorial approach allows us to better visualize our development in new countries. As usual at the beginning of a new year, at ARM we reflect on our performance of the last year and commit...

Press Releases

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 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 for the collectors...

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...

100 brands offer Fairmined Gold worldwide

March 10 2016 The Fairmined initiative has grown steadily since 2014 when the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launched its flexible sourcing models to expand market opportunities for artisanal...

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Four lessons on communicating good practices in artisanal and small-scale mining

(c) Photographies: Lise Remon, ARM and Eduardo Martino. The artisanal and small-scale mining sector (ASM) faces a lot of problems and many times positive experiences are not spread. Gabriela Flores...

Child Labor in Mining – From Regulations to Field Experiences

Child labor prevents children and adolescents from exercising their right to education, and it infringes upon their right to health. It hinders their right to leisure and recreation, thus robbing...

Achievements and challenges in the Fairmined Certification System

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) developed the Fairmined Standard to create opportunities for artisanal and small-scale mining organizations (ASMO), helping them to transform into...

New Year’s resolution: Information for formalization

ASM formalization is a challenge to all gold producing countries. Results vary greatly, but in general, ASM continue to be predominantly informal. One, but most definitely not the only cause for...

Artisanal gold miners are the new ‘COPitalists’

As a Parisian, last month was a real example of life with its mixed feelings, bumps, fights and victories. Thirty days ago our lives were hit by the dramatic Bataclan shootings. Violence was next...

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