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Your safety is my safety!

Artisanal and small-scale mining strives for safety in Colombia   2020 Safety Statistics and Alerts Mining accident and emergency rates are often...

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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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Your safety is my safety!

Artisanal and small-scale mining strives for safety in Colombia: Mining accident and emergency rates are often high all over the world. The Alliance for Responsible Mining, in cooperation with local allies, invites men and women miners who work on artisanal and small-scale mining to embark on the path towards responsible mining.

Small mining in Boyacá also reforests

A group of men and women miners in Paipa reforest an area of approximately 2500 square meters, with the company of Alliance for Responsible Mining and Gensa, participating in the project “Somos Tesoro” (We are a Treasure).

CRAFT version 2.0 is now ready

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE carried out a revision of the Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM, incorporating the lessons learned of the first experiences in order to develop the CRAFT version 2.0.

More than 30 organizations call to global mineral markets: support artisanal and small-scale miners

All the organizations and companies that have signed this statement jointly urge the gold and jewellery industry to include artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in their sourcing policies and practices.

CRAFT: A participative and agreed upon standard

The second consultation of CRAFT standard, a passport to formal markets, closed succesfully, with results that will be useful for the artisanal and small scale mining sector and its supply chains. Involving the participation of different companies and organizations, the Alliance for Responsible Mining could include valuable comments from the participative consultation in the CRAFT concerning aspects on human rights, and social and environmental issues, among others.

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New interactive report highlights efforts of small-scale miners in Latin America to formalise

September 30th  An alliance of civil society organisations from Latin America and the UK has compiled the stories of a group of artisanal and small-scale miners from Brazil, Colombia and Peru to...

Open letter to the attention of the Executive Directorate of Metalor

July 4th 2019   The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) wants to express its concern about Metalor's recent decision to suspend commercial relations with producers of artisanal and...

Proposals on mercury after COP2

26th November 2018 This week, the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) took place in Geneva. The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)...

Monnaie de Paris launches the first coin made of Fairmined gold in France

Medellín / París. May 14th 2018 Photo (c) François Tancré - Samlerhuset On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, Monnaie de Paris, France's longest standing institution and the...

Second Responsible Gold mine certified in Bolivia: the Mining Association of Yani R.L.

March 23, 2017 When the Bolivian mining cooperative Yani R.L. obtained Fairmined Certification in March 2017, each and every member of the Cooperative were rewarded for their commitment to high...

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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.

5 tips to improve reforestation and revegetation processes efficiency to face climate change

Within the potential of ASMs to make a contribution in the global climatic agenda, reforestation processes are of the utmost importance.

Small mining in Boyacá also reforests

A group of men and women miners in Paipa reforest an area of approximately 2500 square meters, with the company of Alliance for Responsible Mining and Gensa, participating in the project “Somos Tesoro” (We are a Treasure).

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Addressing Challenges in Global Supply Chains

The paper sheds light on the often inhumane working conditions within the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)sector, outlines the human rights related risks and therewith involved responsibilities of businesses, and addresses the challenges for companies resulting from ASM.

Mining by profession, criminal by social prejudice

Saving is our vehicle for investment. We can call it our financial instrument for purchasing equipment and machinery. It is the only financial instrument we have access to since in practice, it has been impossible to obtain credit from financial entities. It would be important to obtain it because we could leverage our growth and it would become a way to optimize our cash flow, but under the current conditions of stigmatization of mining and, more specifically, small-scale gold, it is impossible to obtain it.

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