Our work

Our impact

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

Project launch: “A model of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining in Honduras”

(c) ARM The year-long project "A model of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining in Honduras" is now underway, being implemented by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in Macuelizo,...

Queensland University publishes an academic report that emphasizes the positive collaboration between RJC and ARM

The collaboration between the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has been evaluated in the case study research “Leveraging greater impact of mineral...

Presentation and handing-over of the Security and Health Management guide to the coal miners of Boyacá

Within the framework of the Somos Tesoro project, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Ministry of Labour presented the guide for the implementation of the Security and Health...

Towards the reduction and elimination of mercury use in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector

Creating and upscaling an enabling environment towards the reduction and elimination of mercury use in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector Geneva, Switzerland The Alliance for Responsible...

Responsible mining unites miners from Latin America

Artisanal and small-scale miners from Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras and Peru meet to share experiences on their way towards responsible mining Envigado, Colombia The “Latin-American Forum for...

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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Blog

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...

Between legality and legitimacy: which is more important?

For those of us who have been immersed in the world of small-scale mining for years, it is common to ask this question while trying to understand the historical, economic, ethnic, environmental and...

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