Our work

Our impact

ARM has participated in formalization and improvement initiatives in artisanal and small-scale mining in 15 countries in Latin America and Africa.

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More than 150 mining organizations have received our support. Currently, 8 of them count with the Fairmined Certification

1,530,000 USD of Fairmined Premium has been paid to certified mining organizations to invest in their development and community projects.

News

CRAFT Code released! A tool to facilitate the implementation of due diligence in artisanal and small-scale mining

CRAFT Code v 1.0 has been developed with a focus on improving artisanal and small-scale miners’ access to formal markets and supporting their progressive improvement on environmental and social...

We keep advancing toward an artisanal and small-scale mining that goes hand in hand with gender equality

As part of the Somos Tesoro project, many activities were conducted during July aimed at promoting gender equality in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in Boyacá, Colombia. In...

Gold Dialogues in Ecuador

“It is essential for not only national authorities related to the mining sector, but also for those linked to the environmental, labor and educational sectors, to get acquainted with the reality of...

Congratulations to the Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera of Íquira!

The cooperative has been recertified under the Fairmined Standard for the fourth consecutive year. We are pleased to inform that the Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera of the Iquira municipality,...

Vision of a responsible mining sector in Suárez and Nariño, driven by artisanal and small-scale miners

Different local and regional actors from Suárez (Cauca, Colombia) and La Llanada (Nariño, Colombia) involved in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) have been gathering since 2017 to define a...

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

How are miners and the government advancing in the elimination of mercury?

It is a fact that mercury cannot be used in extraction operations in the country. But, how do you get small miners to cast it aside when it gave them good results at a low cost?  Article for Revista...

The formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Colombia and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the international agenda for Sustainable Development was published. 17 Sustainable Development Goals were defined to guide nations on their path towards eradicating poverty and...

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...

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