© Eduardo Martino
4 April 2014
Today we have the pleasure of announcing the launch of the version 2.0 of the Fairmined Standard for Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, including associated precious metals.
The final version 2.0 replaces the 2.0 Release Candidate version of 1st January this year, and offers a few minor changes:
- The productivity threshold defining an ASMO’s eligibility to apply for Fairmined certification was raised to 4 grams per miner per day.
- Clarifications were made regarding the ASMO’s responsibilities over miners that are not part of its Fairmined System of Production but are in the ASMO’s mining area.
- Clarifications were made regarding the ASMO’s third level responsibilities with regards to the surrounding communities.
- Changes were made to allow miners to have atypical working hours if employees and employers agree upon them.
As announced at the release of version 2.0 RC, the new standard offers an improved structure to make the document cleaner and user-friendlier compared to the previous version 1.1. It also includes some important changes to provide new opportunities for artisanal and small-scale miners globally and for the market.