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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.


SANU KURA project closes in Burkina Faso supporting the formalisation of 1.000 miners

Over 4 years (2019-2023), the SANU KURA project provided a pathway to a promising future for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Burkina Faso. Funded by the European Union through its...

Implementation of good mining practices progresses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In a joint effort, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), HIVE, IPIS, Chambers Federation and Justice Plus are moving forward to lay the foundation for responsible gold mining in Ituri Province,...

ARM Obtains the National Exports Award Thanks to Its Support to ASM in Colombia

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) was given the Analdex and ProColombia's National Exports Award in the category of Exporting Cooperation, the most prestigious foreign commerce award in...

ARM and GIZ Present a Fiscal Tool to Promote the Formalization of Small-Scale Mining

In an event held on May 25, 2023, at the Externado University of Colombia, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and GIZ presented an innovative tool that allows for projecting the economic...

16th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

The 16th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains hosted by the OECD will be held in Paris, April 24-28, 2023. Consult the sessions where the Alliance for Responsible Mining and its partners will...

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Joint NGO Statement: EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Failing to Reach Its Goals

20 NGOs Call on the EU to Step Up Its Enforcement and Adopt New Measures Authors of the article: IPIS, PAX Brussels, 19 October 2023 More than six years after it was signed into law, the EU...

First Mining Communities Achieve Fairmined Certification in the Amazon, Paving The Way For First Fairmined Certified Gold Supply Chain From The Region

The project was developed by international NGOs Pure Earth and Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), with the support by the global jewelry company Brilliant Earth Four artisanal and small-scale...

The Alliance For Responsible Mining Welcomes New Chairman of the Board Patrick Schein

July 31, 2023 - The Alliance For Responsible Mining (ARM) proudly announces the appointment of Patrick Schein as the new chairman of the board, succeeding the esteemed leadership of Felix Hruschka,...

OCB System signs partnership with ARM for mineral traceability

International agreement aims to improve control standards in the commercialization of mineral goods   The OCB System and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have entered into a...

CRAFT 2.1: an interim revision process to clarify expectations for all actors along the supply chain

  The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE started an interim revision process to strengthen the CRAFT code and scale up positive impact for miners. The CRAFT 2.1 version aims at...


The Challenges of Small-Scale Tin Mining in Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil

By: Víctor Hugo Pachas, Andean Region ManagerOctober 18th, 2023 Since our early days in school, we have heard about the Bronze Age, a period characterized by significant advancements in metallurgy...

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.

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