March 10 2016
The Fairmined initiative has grown steadily since 2014 when the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launched its flexible sourcing models to expand market opportunities for artisanal miners. ARM can now celebrate having over 100 brands offering Fairmined gold and silver products worldwide.
“We are proud of Fairmined’s success in the market and the value it has generated for the miners” says Kenneth Porter, Head of Fairmined Business Development at the Alliance for Responsible Mining. “Luxury brands and independent designers from the jewelry industry, and producers of coins, medals and trophies are committing to responsible sourcing. We would like to thank them for their sourcing of Fairmined gold. This has allowed the miners to make significant improvements to their operations and communities. It has also brought these miners national and international recognition as leaders of responsible gold mining, setting an example for others to follow.”