ASM Progress App

An innovative digital online tool that offers reliable and harmonized information about the progress of the mining organizations in their ESG practices, according to the CRAFT code, the Fairmined standard, and the Forest Smart Mining standard.

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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.


Photographer Stefano Guindani makes a donation in favor of mercury-free ASM in Colombia

Italian photographer, Stefano Guindani, took a trip to Colombia in October 2022 to see the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining sector, as part of the "BG4SDGs - Time to Change" project. During his...

Putting mining communities at the centre: Financial Inclusion in Burkina Faso’s Artisanal Gold Sector

In January 2023, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), in partnership with IMPACT, brought together the country's mining policy makers, supply chain actors, Canadian Embassy representatives and...

Engagement deepens between mining sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and ARM

By: Christophe Hanne – Sustainable Plans Leader Human Rights and Gender StrategyARM continues to work to build trust between the various stakeholders in the supply chains in the eastern Democratic...

Coexistence Between Small and Large-scale Mining is Possible and Necessary

By: Daniel Acevedo Gómez – ARM Project CoordinatorIn San Roque, Antioquia (Colombia), coexistence between small and large-scale mining is indeed possible. This is shown by the results of the...

Building resilience through savings in gold mining communities in Burkina Faso

Meet Elélé and Juliette Elélé and Juliette are members of an artisanal gold mining community in the Central West region of Burkina Faso. For the past year, they have been meeting weekly with their...

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Proposal to promote inclusiveness of the ASM sector in the Responsible Jewellery Council New Chain of Custody Standard Draft Public Consultation

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) has provided feedback to the proposed changes to the RJC Chain of Custody Standard (2019) during the first round of public consultation in 2022. Several...

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.  


Deep dive on cooperative support – case studies from Inhambane, Tete and Zambezia in Mozambique

With an estimated 100,000 to 300,000 people working in it, the artisanal and small-scale mining (MAPE) sector in Mozambique is responsible for a significant portion of the country’s mining output, especially for minerals like gold. However, the miners who are the backbone of the MAPE sector have been struggling to make the most out of the minerals and metals they extract.

Small-Scale Copper Mining in Peru: What Do We Know About It?

By: Victor Hugo Pachas, Andean Region Manager (Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador) Little is known about the dynamics of small-scale copper mining in Peru. State agencies fail to pay due attention to this...

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

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