A model of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining

Dates: 2017 – 2019

Country of intervention: Honduras

Donors: Lundin Foundation

Allies: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Honduran Institute of Geology and Mines (INHGEOMIN), Directorate of Environmental Assessment and Control (DECA), Municipality of Macuelizo and Parish of Macuelizo.


On september 2017, the Lundin Foundation and the Alliance for Responsible Mining signed an agreement with the purpose of encouraging and training miners of Honduran communities to adopt good practices in favor of a sustainable local development, based on the successful cases of Fairmined Certification in Latin America. The project seeks to:


  • Implement sustainable community development practices that increase the family income of miners.
  • Improvement of economic, social and environmental practices to comply with national requirements.
  • Achieve a first exportation by artisanal miners, fulfilling the expectations of international buyers.
  • Channel efforts so that the Minas y Cuevas mining company can become certified under the Fairmined Standard.
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