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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.


An Event for Strengthening Gold Supply Chains in Colombia’s Mining Communities

The closure of the Raíces Doradas Project gathered over 50 attendants around a dialog on the challenges and opportunities of the artisanal mining gold supply chains in Colombia. Furthermore, to know...

ARM will participate in the 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains 2022

Consult and register to the OECD Forum events where the Alliance for Responsible Mining and its partners will participate.   The 15th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains hosted by the OECD...

First convention of women gold miners in Colombia

​More than 45 women from Antioquia, Caldas, and Huila, departments of Colombia, met to share their challenges in their work as artisanal women miners and their experiences of gender-based violence,...

Financial modeling tool applied on artisanal gold mining is released

The MinSus Program from the German Cooperation for Development, implemented by GIZ, and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), developed two financial and fiscal models for small-scale mines for stakeholders.

The second cycle of intercultural dialogue in the mining context begins

The Second Cycle of Intercultural Dialogue in the Mining Context, a space to analyze and discuss the current situation and challenges related to mining in territories inhabited by ethnic groups in...

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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.

IMPACT, in partnership with ARM launch a project to build peace within artisanal gold mining communities in Burkina Faso.

The Foundations for Peace in Artisanal Gold Mining in Burkina Faso project aims to shape a more responsible artisanal gold mining sector and contribute to the development of peace within mining...

Welcome to 2022, a year of opportunities for everyone

Welcome to 2022! We come to this new year with an openness to work collectively towards more sustainable ways of life that benefit us all. We are excited and motivated to continue consolidating...


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.

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.

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