The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have announced today that Fairmined Standard v.2.0, the landmark mining standard for the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining sector, is now officially recognised as a Responsible Mining Standard under the RJC Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard for precious metals.
Input is being actively solicited for the second round of consultation on the review of the FAIRMINED Standard for Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, including associated precious metals. The consultation closes 15 September.
This webinar presents an overview of different standards initiatives operating in extractives, a critical sector for improving good practices. Responsible Jewellery Council, Equitable Origin and Alliance for Responsible Mining sit on the panel and answer questions about the major challenges and opportunities for standards.
The organisations had been engaged in a multi-year partnership to implement a shared vision of better conditions for artisanal and small-scale miners. After a review process the organisations have decided to phase out the Fairtrade and Fairminded dual label in favour of a more flexible model of co-operation for the future.
Responsible Jewellery Council recently announced a decision to recognise Part A of the Fairtrade and Fairminded Standard as a Responsible Mining Standard under the RJC Chain of Custody (COC) Standard for precious metals, signalling a commendable example of coordination amongst certification programmes in the jewellery supply chain.
ISEAL member Fairtrade International and ISEAL affiliate Alliance for Responsible Mining have opened a public consultation on the Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard for Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining. Your feedback is welcomed until 7 October.
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is an independent, global-scale, pioneering initiative established in 2004 to enhance equity and wellbeing in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities through improved social, environmental and labour practices, good governance and the implementation of ecosystem restoration practices.