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We work to support you in formalizing and becoming a responsible producer through our collaboration with local support organizations and other partners engaged in the sector.
Since 2005, ARM and our partners have worked to develop and test the Fairmined standard and certification system for gold. Through producing certified Fairmined gold you can support development in your mining community by receiving a fair price for your product and an additional premium to be invested in your organization and in community development. To certify, your mining organization needs to formalize its activities and comply with different social and environmental requirements and ensure good labor conditions in your organization. You must also ensure to keep the certified Fairmined gold separate from any other gold during production and processing.
You might ask: why would someone like to pay more for my gold? The answer is simple: a lot of customers and companies in the world want a certainty that the gold they buy is produced in a responsible way, without harming the people or the environment. On the contrary, they want their purchases to contribute to local development and formalization of the sector, making sure that artisanal and small-scale miners have conditions to do business on fair conditions.
To assist you in formalizing and reaching Fairmined certification we collaborate with several partners to support capacity building in your community. We also search for funds to support the formalization of your activities and connect you with local support organizations. Furthermore, our network also arranges workshops and miners exchanges and connects gold buyers and jewelers with the certified organizations.
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See where we already work with local Producer Support Organizations.