CRAFT Code revision
Passport to Formal Markets for artisanal and small-scale miners
What the revision is about?
ARM and RESOLVE developed CRAFT through a widely participative process that involved stakeholders from all parts of the supply chain; international civil society; intergovernmental organizations; independent experts; and more.
Two governance groups were established with the aim to advise and guide the elaboration of this ASM tool: CRAFT Advisory Group and CRAFT Technical Committee. Additional input was solicited through a global, public stakeholder consultation process involving over 400 individuals from the industry, mining communities, civil society, and governments from over 18 countries spanning 6 continents. Addressing all comments and incorporating suggested improvements, the CRAFT Code was published on July 31st, 2018.
Now, it is important to improve the CRAFT Code and to adjust it to the real necessities that have been perceived during its implementation.
Why a second consultation is needed?
- ISEAL recommends two rounds of consultation: to follow these recommendations for setting the best practices in support of CRAFT’s credibility and legitimacy as a tool;
- To expand the scope of CRAFT in order to maximize its usefulness in the artisanal minerals sector and its constituencies, and
- To enable progressive improvement and integrate lessons learned from implementing version 1.
Second revison and consultation
Chronology of the revision
Collection of inputs
July 2018 – July 2019
May – August 2019
September – December 2019
January – March 2020
Commitee revision and approval
March – April 2020
Launch of CRAFT V2.0