Alliance for Responsible Mining


The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is global pioneering initiative that was established in 2004. We work for the sustainable development of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) with a worldwide network of experts and partners. ARM is committed to social justice and environmental responsibility as the values driving the transformation of ASM. We have developed the Fairmined standard for gold and associated precious metals and own the Fairmined Certification Mark, a registered trademark which shows that a product has met our standard.

ARM's mission is to set standards for responsible ASM and to support and enable producers to deliver Fairmined certified metals and minerals through economically just supply chains to the markets, in order to contribute towards the transformation of ASM into a socially and environmentally responsible activity, and to the improvement of• the quality of life of marginalized artisanal miners, their families and communities.

Our vision is for Artisanal and Small Scale mining (ASM) to become a formalized, organized and profitable activity that uses efficient technologies, and is socially and environmentally responsible. It is a vision of an ASM that increasingly develops within a framework of good governance, legality, participation and respect for diversity and that increases its contribution to the generation of decent work, local development, poverty reduction and social peace in our nations, driven by a growing consumer demand for sustainable minerals and ethical jewelry.
our work

Working in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector poses a long-term and complex challenge. Our activities are focused on four strategic areas of work: Standard Setting, Producer Support, Fairmined Market Development and Advocacy and Communications.


Tel: +57 (4) 332 47 11


Calle 32 B SUR # 44 A 61,
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Key Words

FAIRMINED, ethical, sustainable, mining, sustainable development, responsible, artisanal, small-scale

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:11
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:11

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