Together with the NGO Pure Earth, the Alliance for Responsible Mining visited four mining organizations in the department of Madre de Dios in Peru with the aim of supporting them to carry out responsible mining. The organizations were, concessions Fátima, Linda 2, Abel 3, Principe azul 1 that belong to the association of artisan miners tauro fátima (Amataf).
The Alliance for Responsible Mining’s team carried out a gap analysis against the requirements of the CRAFT code (Code of Risk mitigation for Artisanal and small-scale miners engaging in Formal Trade) and the Fairmined certification, within the framework of the Sustainable Mines Program, an impact initiative that promotes the positive transformation of the Artisanal and Small-scale mining sector, towards responsible, profitable and sustainable mining. It also seeks to facilitate miners’ access to formal global markets and provide a sourcing solution to the gold Industry.
During the visit, the levels of compliance with the standard were evaluated in regard to Environment, Safety, and Health at work, Traceability, and Commercial and organizational structure. With this analysis carried out at the on-site mine and its offices, the four mining concessions took their first step in the search for more responsible and sustainable mining, demonstrating their interest in seeking to achieve efficient and cleaner production, as well as an organizational strengthening, mining-environmental management systems, good social and labor practices, mining business planning, and marketing.
The visit was carried out in coordination with Pure Earth, an American NGO founded in 1999 in New York, whose objective is to create a clean planet for children. Pure Earth develops and provides solutions to pollution problems around the world. The project that has been developed by Pure Earth seeks to reforest areas degraded by illegal mining with the help of formal mining organizations.