November 26th, 2015
Spirits where high when the Alliance for Responsible Mining, in collaboration with Cumbre del Sajama, hosted its Regional Workshop for the Latin American Network for Responsible Mining last week that was attended by more than 60 participants. Miners from Bolivia, Colombia, Peru showed great commitment and Ecuador participated to share their experiences with Fairmined Certification and participate in this year’s training sessions on labor conditions, gender issues, exportation and internal control systems.
One of the central points that the miners highlighted, and an important recognition of the sustainability of the Fairmined Certification System, was the fact that the miners had a genuine business case for Fairmined Certification thanks to the minimum price, the Fairmined Premium and the general improvements that lead the miners to formalization and certification. Two of the already certified organizations, the Peruvian company SOTRAMI and the Colombian Cooperative of Iquira, shared the advances they have made in their operations and communities thanks to the Fairmined Premium they have received until now.
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