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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.

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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.

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ARM makes progress on pre-feasibility studies to support ASM in Brazil

The Alliance for Responsible Mining works to promote sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining and to bring about positive change in the sector through projects in different countries around the...

Fairmined was present at the XVI International Numismatic Congress

Algunas consecuencias generadas por la pandemia son fáciles de predecir y, debido a su urgencia, son tratadas con premura por distintos actores a nivel mundial. No obstante, una problemática que no ha destacado es la de la afectación a los mineros artesanales y de pequeña escala. Actualmente, se estima que 150 millones de personas dependen, directa o indirectamente, de la MAPE (minería artesanal y de pequeña escala).

Financial inclusion in Andes and Bajo Cauca with banking pilot for miners in collaboration with GDIAM

Banking Pilot Project for Artisanal Miners of Antioquia  "Building Trust"   Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Dialogue Group on Mining in Colombia (GDIAM) initiate pilot project for...

MAPE Progress App: A Solution to Guarantee the Protection of Human Rights in ASM

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) participated in the VII Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. There, they presented the digital app MAPE Progress...

A Colombian innovation gets to the finals in the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge: The Amazon

SCS and ARM share the view that market transformation toward sustainable development requires full transparency, with comprehensive assessment and benchmarks of social and environmental performance that include demonstrated climate neutrality.

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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...

SCS 007 Sustainable Jewelry Standard to Include Artisanal Gold Mines

SCS and ARM share the view that market transformation toward sustainable development requires full transparency, with comprehensive assessment and benchmarks of social and environmental performance that include demonstrated climate neutrality.

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Challenges of the new MINEM ASM policy in Peru

Algunas consecuencias generadas por la pandemia son fáciles de predecir y, debido a su urgencia, son tratadas con premura por distintos actores a nivel mundial. No obstante, una problemática que no ha destacado es la de la afectación a los mineros artesanales y de pequeña escala. Actualmente, se estima que 150 millones de personas dependen, directa o indirectamente, de la MAPE (minería artesanal y de pequeña escala).

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”

Economic reactivation in the context of Covid 19, sustainable development, and artisanal and small scale mining

The current situation around the world with Covid 19 has made us look into our own abilities to find alternatives as individuals, State institutions, companies, and organized civil society in order to get out of the crisis and turn unfavorable phenomena on economy, sustainable development, and social dynamics as a whole into opportunities. Such is the case of artisanal and small scale mining.

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