Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations who meet world leading standards for responsible practices.
ARM’s 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. Furthermore, an increasing contribution to the generation of decent work, local development, poverty reduction and social amity in our nations, driven by a growing consumer demand for sustainable minerals and ethical jewelry. The last Standard developed by ARM is the Fairmined Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals.
Artisanal and small-scale mining employs 90% of the workforce behind gold extraction and is responsible for 10% of global production.
Fairmined partners exclusively with artisanal and small-scale mining organizations who have shown passion for and commitment to responsible mining.