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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.


Creation of a consultation framework for ASM in Burkina Faso

Last Thursday, June 2, 2022, a multi-stakeholder consultation framework for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) was launched in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with the support of the Alliance for...

Experiences on ASM formalization and networking shared by women miners from 5 Latin American countries

La Paz, Bolivia - June 2022 From June 1 to 3, 2022, women miners from Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia participated in the event “Mentoring Women Community Leaders on ASM” held by...

First National Dialogue in Honduras for ASM Formalization

In May 2022, in Tegucigalpa, the first National Dialogue on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining took place within the framework of the new national government. In this scenario, necessary authorities...

ARM provides more tools for artisanal miners in Burkina Faso

In its mission to support and promote good practices in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sub-sector, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) organized from May 10 to 14, 2022 in Gaoua (...

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...

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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.


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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