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

“Understanding the Economic Contribution of Small-Scale Mining in East Africa”

Full reports of the research are now available on ARM’s website.   Pact and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) formed a partnership to undertake the East Africa Research Fund (EARF) study on...

Implementing a multi-donor program in Ananea to promote responsible mining territories in Peru

The multi-donor program is part of the the Alliance for Responsible Mining’s (ARM) Fairmined program which promotes an inclusive model of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) based on...

Organization of women mineral selectors formed in Suárez, Colombia

An example of female empowerment in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector After the women mineral selectors of Suárez (Cauca, Colombia) came together to reflect on their situation as...

Increased auditing options for responsible artisanal miners

At the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), we recognize the importance of providing a quality service and transparency in the certification processes for the Fairmined Standard. Therefore, we...

Public consultation open for the CRAFT Code

(La nouvelle en français suit plus bas)   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...

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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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,...

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...

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