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ARM has participated in formalization and improvement initiatives in artisanal and small-scale mining in 15 countries in Latin America and Africa.


More than 150 mining organizations have received our support. Currently, 8 of them count with the Fairmined Certification

1,530,000 USD of Fairmined Premium has been paid to certified mining organizations to invest in their development and community projects.


Implementation of Due Diligence, strengthened in Madre de Dios, Peru

Around 30,000 people, who live on artisanal and small-scale mining, inhabit Madre de Dios, a department located in the Peruvian jungle, which ranks on the fifth place of the national gold production...

150 women are trained in Burkina Faso

With trainings, ARM and AFEMIB are committed to social transformation in the mining communities of two regions affected by the phenomenon of displacement

ARM shares experiences at the OECD Global Forum on Environment

One of the biggest challenges in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector is the reduction and elimination of mercury, a chemical element that poses grave risks to people and biodiversity. It is...

ASM makes progress on the path towards formalization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Alliance for Responsible Mining advances the implementation of activities in territory within the framework of the Alliance for the Development of East Congo - Tujenge. A project aiming to...

Golden opportunities: an event to promote an ASM sector free of mercury in the Guyanas

As part of the Mercury Phase-Out project, the event Golden opportunities was carried out in Guyanas to raise awareness on implementing clean technologies that allow gold processing without the use of mercury, a toxic chemical for the environment and human health, in the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining sector.

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Green Mining, a project that will create the first mercury-free gold supply chain from the Peruvian Amazon to protect people and the planet

El sector de la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala (MAPE), en el que se calcula que trabajan entre 100,000 y 300,000 personas, es responsable de una gran parte de la producción minera del país, en especial de la de minerales como el oro.

Discover how you can engage with the new Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Bolt-on Standard

Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (FS-ASM) Bolt-on Standard (the Bolt-on Standard) is now available for use by artisanal and small-scale miners, their state, and their customers. We...

ARM was selected among the 13 finalists of The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

“The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge: The Amazon” seeks solutions to transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining into a more environmentally responsible and socially equitable practice. In...

ARM suspends collaboration with RJC

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)  recently endorsed an Open Letter to the Jewelry Industry where different jewelry actors expressed their concern regarding the transparency of supply chains with metals coming from Russia which may be financing human rights abuses.  

Open Letter to the Jewerly Industry

Is the gold you're buying helping to finance Russia's war against Ukraine? The jewelry industry is susceptible to exploitation if the Russian government uses gold supply chains as a tool to evade...


Structural challenges and contribution from ARM to the resilience of women miners in Burkina Faso

Since the pandemic of Covid-19, the economic resilience of mining communities in Burkina Faso has been strengthened with the implementation of several activities by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), with particular attention to women in their communities, and the inequality and violence vectors that affect them.

Challenges of the new MINEM ASM policy in Peru

The National Multisectoral Policy for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Peru, which is valid until 2030, includes the contributions, expectations, and demands of the population who is dedicated to ASM activity in the country.

Due diligence risk management needs through CRAFT and Fairmined

The best way for mining companies that want to make a difference by giving a seal of responsible conduct and social purpose is to buy minerals from artisanal and small-scale mining

An overview of the Covid-19 pandemic effects on artisanal and small-scale mining sector

By: David Guzmán, Mercury and Processing Specialist at ARM March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization acknowledged SARS-CoV-2 (more commonly known as Covid-19) virus transmission as a pandemic....

PREPARING TO SUPPORT A JOURNEY TOWARDS EMPOWERMENT: Movement Building with Women Miners in Antioquia, Colombia

Since June 2020, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and MIT D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been working to develop the project “RISE: Resilient, Inclusive & Sustainable Environments – A challenge to address gender-based violence in the small-scale mining sector”

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