ASM progress app is the new online platform of the Alliance for Responsible Mining. It is an innovative proposal with a double purpose: to allow actors and allies of the mineral chain supply to have access to reliable, traceable, and transparent information; as well as to facilitate diagnosis, creation, and monitoring of the ASM sustainability route that can lead to the creation of a community around the use of the app.

For those actors certain about being part of the ASM’s positive change, it is complex to have access to a tool that has a clear framework on the ASM development and enables the collection of reliable, up-to-date data on the development of artisanal and small-scale mining activities, and make a contribution to their improvement. 

Facing this necessity, The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), takes the first step to create this digital tool, in association with BetterChain. This platform offers a clear development framework for that sector, providing an assessment of its transformations. 

ASM Progress app grants access to the following information: 

The stakeholders can also see the progress of mining organization in aspects of legitimacy, environment, mercury, social, organizational, traceability, health and safety, labor, gender, and commercialization conditions.

Technology at the service of responsible mining

This innovation joins ARM expertise with worldwide ASM, and BetterChain technological support and experience in innovation and due diligence. MAPE progress app aims to connect the different mining organization committed to improve their practices with the different stakeholders such as donors, buyers, and allies. Additionally, this tool can be adapted to the different needs of other NGOs and organizations.

The goal of MAPE progress app is the visualization of better practices and improvement opportunities of the sector; access to reliable information on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators; generation of confidence and protection of Human Rights and ecosystem preservation; inclusion of ASM in the market, and development opportunities to the sector.

MAPE progress app turns the dream of digitization with a social and environmental sense into a reality! It brings together the desire of ARM and allies to transform the ASM into an activity committed to the care of the miners, the community, and the environment, and the next step into innovation and digitization so that the ASM reliable data facilitate their inclusion, legitimacy, and dignity.” Natalia Uribe, Standards and Assurance Manager.

Contact us if you want to get connected with ASM progress app and/or be one of the users to support its development and application.

Application of ASM Progress app

These first steps of digital transformation aiming to make an impact and development are being taken and possible thanks to the projects Promoting Human Rights in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Burkina Faso – ProDHuMAPE, and Sanu Kura: Support for the Creation of A Legal Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Activity in Burkina Faso.

Additionally, we have a wonderful opportunity that will lead us to the protection of the Amazon through a legitimate, committed ASM, by using the app in Peru, Guyana, and Suriname, thanks to the challenge Accelerating Innovation for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in the Amazon. But that is just a start… We want the app to reach all the countries and be used to empower ASM, and become active subjects of protection of the Amazon.

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