October 7th 2015
Today the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer Chopard announce that six new mines in Bolivia and Colombia have reached Fairmined Certification thanks to a joint project between the two partners. As part of their long term CSR strategy “The Journey to Sustainable Luxury” Chopard has financially supported the mining organizations in reaching Fairmined Certification as well as sourcing Fairmined Gold from other Fairmined certified mines for various jewelry and watch creations and the famous Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival.
The Fairmined Certification System was developed by ARM to support the transformation of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into a social and environmentally responsible activity that creates positive impact in mining communities. By attaining Fairmined certification, the six new mines are proving to the world that responsible artisanal mining is possible and that it provides a genuine opportunity for artisanal mining communities around the world.