5 December 2013
We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with SCS Global Services to develop a Third Party Certification and Auditing System for traders and licensees operating in North America under the FAIRMINED Standard for ethically mined gold and associated precious metals.
“We selected SCS Global Services as our partner in North America because of their proven expertise in third-party certification and standards development in the sustainability and ethical sourcing arena,” said Ronald Koepke of the Alliance for Responsible Mining. SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades.
The collaboration between ARM and SCS has been formally initiated under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which serves as the foundation for the partnership during the implementation phase of the certification services. The two organizations expect to execute the final, more detailed contract by the end of 2013.
“We are pleased to have been selected to partner with the Alliance for Responsible Mining to support their ethical mining and sourcing objectives,” said Stowe Beam, Managing Director for SCS’ Environmental Certification Services division. “ARM’s strong commitment to traceability, environmental protection, ethical treatment of workers, and communities establishes an important benchmark for this industry.”
The certification and auditing system will be in line with international recognized procedures and methodologies for third party certification and auditing systems, and shall provide all users with transparent and comprehensive information on requirements, fees and procedures.
For more information on the certification and auditing system please contact:
Ronald Koepke, FAIRMINED Certification Responsible at the Alliance for Responsible Mining at gro.g1618016530ninim1618016530ytinu1618016530mmoc@1618016530ekpeo1618016530kdlan1618016530or1618016530 and Alicia Godlove, SCS Global Services at moc.s1618016530ecivr1618016530eslab1618016530olgsc1618016530s@evo1618016530ldoGA1618016530.