March 16th 2015

The Fairmined Standard sets out an agenda for change that enables artisanal and small-scale (ASM) miners to phase out the use of mercury in their operations and thus meet Minamata Convention requirements. The Standard encourages ASM miners to manage these substances responsibly and use technologies to mitigate their impact on health and the environment.

The Fairmined Standard includes 16 environmental requirements for managing toxic substances, which adhere to Minamata’s guidelines, particularly to the priority actions set out in Annex C of the treaty.

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