From August 26 to September 2, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) attended the first miners’ and artisanal and small-scale mining fair (EXPOMIN MAPE) at Campo Ferial de Juliaca, Puno, Peru.
Two conferences were held at this location to introduce the Fairmined Standard to attendees. In addition, ARM participated with a stand where miners could approach to learn more about this responsible mining seal that certifies the gold produced through mining practices that care for people and the environment, and which are recognized worldwide. Karen de la Hoz, ARM’s Head of New ASMOs, explained that the Fairmined Standard transforms mining into an active force of wellbeing, contributing to the institutional, social and environmentally sustainable development with the goal of fostering gold that we could be proud of. EXPOMIN MAPE included activities such as business matchmaking sessions and contests, and awards were given to participants and exhibitors.
This event was organized by Centro de Capacitación en el Trabajo Minero – CECATRAMIN – and the Sociedad Nacional de Mineros en Pequeña Escala – SONAMIPE, in collaboration with Universidad Nacional del Altiplano Puno and Facultad de Ingeniera de Minas Acreditada (FIM); and coordinated by the Puno Regional Government – DREM – and the National Directorate of Formalization of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru.
The objective of this event was to promote and encourage organizationally formalized mining activities, with new technologies that boost productivity and an environmentally-friendly recovery.