These Principles apply to gold mining companies. Providers of finance and capital should use their best endeavours to encourage the adoption of this framework at gold mining operations where they have influence
The Responsible Gold Mining support internationally recognised normative standards such as the International Bill of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(UNDRIP), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, the Gold Supplement of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Sourcing of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHRs) and the International Council on Mining and Metals’ Performance Expectations.
"...Through our mining education, compliance, and production traceability programs, we fight againts poverty and inequality in ASM by enabling mining companies to reach the level of requirement required by country laws and international regulations in force, and to establish themselves durably in the mining communities..."