Alliance for Responsible Mining

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.

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.

ARM is committed to social justice and environmental responsibility as the values driving the transformation of ASM and is fully committed and aligned with ISEAL’s mission and values. ARM’s scope of operation is the extractive industries, with special emphasis on artisanal and small-scale mining, value chain from mine to market of mineral raw materials, with special emphasis on gold. ARM primarily works in standard setting, producer support and communications.


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