Mercury-free Future Sustainable mining model for ASM in Afro-Colombian communities in the Chocó region.
October 2020 – September 2023
U.S Department of State (USDOS)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (Project Owner), Instituto de Investigaciones Ambientales del Pacífico (IIAP) and Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)
- Strengthen the resilience of ASM communities to resist pressure from actors within the reporting sector to sell gold outside the formal supply chain or buy mercury for processing. ASMOs (Artisanal Mining Organizations), with a focus on environmental issues.
Panamerican Union and Tadó, Chocó.
Mining communities in Tadó and Panamerican Union implement appropriate mercury-free and more efficient technology and advance in their formalization and sustainability roadmap.
- Strengthening the mining organization’s access to formal markets with improved conditions through ARM’s “Sustainable Mines” progressive improvement program based on the CRAFT Code and Fairmined standard.
- Practical regulatory frameworks addressing ASM and mercury use are developed, established, and enforced.