Press releases

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 miners. ARM can now celebrate having over 100 brands offering...

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Fairmined boosts its traceability

January 28th 2016 Traceability and assurance are the most important pillars of the Fairmined Certification System, guaranteeing that Fairmined products are what they are claimed to be. That is why the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is happy to announce that the...

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Nobel Peace Prize made out of Fairmined Gold

December 3rd, 2015 For the first time in the Nobel Peace Prize’s history, the winners of this year’s award will be presented with a medal that is made out of Fairmined certified gold. The prize, featuring the head of Alfred Nobel, was struck at the Norway Mint in...

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New comic in French about the Fairmined Standard

November 19th, 2015 "This is all well and good, Demba, but how does Fairmined Certification support us miners?” This is among the many questions that Drissa and his miner colleagues ask Demba, another member of the mining community in this new booklet. The comic seeks...

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SOTRAMI recertifies

11 de noviembre de 2015 We are pleased to announce that MINERA SOTRAMI SA, one of the very first organizations ever to certify under the Fairmined Standard, has passed the audit for recertification and as such renewed their Fairmined Certification for another year. To...

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Six new mines reach Fairmined Certification

October 7th 2015 Today the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer Chopard announce that six new mines in Bolivia and Colombia have reached Fairmined Certification thanks to a joint project between the two partners. As part...

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Fatal accident in the Bantaco mine in Senegal

October 5th 2015 The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) expresses its grief and condolences to the relatives and close friends of the three women who died in the artisanal mine of Bantaco last Thursday. Even in normal conditions, mining is very dangerous in...

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First Fairmined jewelry exhibition in New York City

April 1st 2015 Everyone with an interest in ethically sourced metals will have the chance to see Fairmined Gold and Silver on display when Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) hosts its first large-scale exhibit of jewelry made by its members and supporters. The exhibition and...

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Fairmined Gold gains new ground in the US

March 9th 2015 In the Peruvian desert many hours from the capital Lima, lies a small gold mining town by the name of Relave. In Relave families have depended on artisanal and small-scale mining since the 1980’s when economic hardship and conflict drove numerous...

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New toolkit to address forced labor in ASM

November 11th 2014 In response to concerns about forced labor in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining, we have today announced the release of a toolkit of guidelines and practical measures for key players in the industry in collaboration with Solidaridad. Artisanal...

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Dialogues that turn into gold

October 14th 2014 Representatives from Peru’s small, medium and large-scale mining firms and associations met for the first time in Lima, under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), to discuss the current...

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Expanding the offer of Fairmined metals in Europe

October 2nd 2014 As another demonstration of the gold industry’s increasing commitment to ethical practices and certification systems, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is happy to announce its recent authorization of Metalor as a Fairmined Refiner. Metalor is...

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Know your gold, know your impact

September 30th 2014 The Alliance for Responsible Mining and Ethical Metalsmiths begin collaboration to raise awareness on Fairmined Gold in the United States. Few jewelers or consumers know where their metals come from or what impact those metals have on local mining...

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Golden Palms for Peru

September 24th 2014 Peruvian artisanal miners with Fairmined certification improve their life quality and reduce environmental impact. The dream of a small group of Peruvian miners, became a reality during the celebration of the most recent Cannes Film Festival, when...

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The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and SCS Global Services (SCS) Announce a Collaboration on FAIRMINED Supply Chain Protocols for North American Traders of Ethically Mined Gold and Precious Metals

5 december 2013 The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and SCS Global Services (SCS) have announced a new collaboration to develop a Third Party Certification and Auditing System for traders and licensees operating in North America under the FAIRMINED Standard for...

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