The consultation is a part of a Fairtrade and ARM review of the standard for gold (including associated precious metals), which aims to improve facilitation of artisanal and small scale miners’ market access and sustainable development of livelihoods.
The documents below can be used if you wish to participate in the consultation:
- DOC-1 – Summary of proposed amendments and questionnaire
- DOC-2 – Full standard amendments for comment
- DOC-3 – Further explanation of proposed amendments
These standards are still a suggestion. Before approving them, Fairtrade and ARM invite you to analyse the proposal, comment on it and send us your feedback. They invite you to clearly explain also the rationale behind your suggestions.
In order to submit your feedback, answer the questions at the end of the consultation document. While this will not take you more than (20 minutes), your contribution is very important and will help to achieve the best possible outcome.
The completed questionnaires can be returned by the 7 October 2012 to: