What was the public consultation?

In 2017, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE started the development of the CRAFT Code, with the financial support from The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM), and guided and advised by two governance groups: the Advisory Group and the CRAFT Standard Committee.

After a full year of development work, the consultation version of CRAFT was ready to be consulted with all the actors of the supply chain, experts and other interested parties. Following the ISEAL recommendations for standard development, the public consultation was open for 60 days, from February 26 to April 26, 2018.

We invited all the interested parties to participate and provide their inputs, knowledge and experience.

This website provides all relevant information on how to participate: Information materials, consultation forms and the complete CRAFT code are available in English, Spanish and French. Apart from the online public consultation process, the CRAFT Code will be consulted through workshops, webinars, conferences and dialogues with miners and, local, national and international governmental actors from different countries. Stay tuned on ARM’s Facebook and Twitter to find out about these events.

After processing all the inputs and comments from the public consultation, the CRAFT Code version 1.0 will be ready in June 2018.

Get to know CRAFT in this video!

CRAFT is a tool that facilitates involvement and collaboration among the different actors of the gold supply chain and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). The code’s general intention is to promote the continuous improvement of social, environmental and economic practices in the ASM sector, to be able to demonstrate compliance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance (DDG) requirements. This will encourage better ASM practices and facilitate legal and reliable market access, supported by public and private allies and the communities.

A special feature of the CRAFT Code is that it is an open source tool, which means that it can be applied by any ASM gold producer, as well as by a wide variety of existing sourcing models, ASM development programs or supply chain actors’ corporate policies.

CRAFT Code development process by answering a short questionnaire!

For miners, gold buyers, refiners, public officials, civil society actors or experts could participate in the consultation in a fast and concise way, answering a series of questions related to your area of expertise. 

For ASM Miners

For Governments and Civil Society

For Refiners and Buyers

Documents en français

Pour les mineurs de l’AMAPE

Pour les Gouvernements et

la Société Civile

Pour les Raffineurs et les Acheteurs

The entire CRAFT Code

For the ones who had a detailed interest in the CRAFT Code’s approach, requirements and characteristics, we recieved revisions and comments on the entire code. 

Public Consultation Support Material

Comments form and methodological guide.

If you have a detailed interest in the CRAFT Code’s approach, requirements and characteristics, we appreciate your revision and comments on the entire code. Please send the revised document including track-changes to: standards@responsiblemines.org

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