Standard Setting Including the Fairmined Standard
FAIRMINED A BENEFIT
FOR EVERYONE MINERS
• A guaranteed fair price for the minerals
•Demonstrating that the market puts a value on responsible practices.
• Assurance that the gold is responsibly mined.
• An additional Premium as a market incentive to cover the costs of certification and to invest in mining operations, social development and environmental protection. • Direct access to international markets and responsible supply chains. • Legitimacy with the government, national and international audiences and the industry. •Access to a network of miners and experienced allies as well as mining support organizations.
•Risk mitigation: The Fairmined Standard ensures that businesses not only comply but supersede all international norms and regulations. •Companies position themselves as leaders and pioneers in the growing trend towards ethical and sustainable supply chains.
•Added emotional benefits. •A Story of Origin. • Human connection to the mining communities. • Generating a positive impact with a purchase.
•Added value and access to growing market of ethical consumers.
Refiners, traders, manufacturers or casters who want to trade and transform Fairmined Gold.
Consumer-facing brands who want to work with Fairmined Gold and make claims about it. Fairmined Licensees can promote their products with the Fairmined Label and communicate their commitment to their clients.
INDEPENDENT 3RD PARTY AUDIT BODIES
The whole Fairmined supply chain is audited by independent 3rd party certification & auditing bodies to assure their compliance.
Awards and medals
Fairmined Gold is segregated from other gold throughout the whole supply chain. Claims can be made on the product level, for example: "This ring is made of Fairmined Gold".
by Fairmined Certificates without physically buying gold.
Fairmined Gold can be mixed with other gold sources and claims can be made on a corporate level, for example: "We support responsible artisanal and small-scale mining by buying 50% of our gold from Fairmined certified mining organizationsâ€?
COOPERATIVA MULTIACTIVA AGROMINERA DE IQUIRA
FAIRMINED CERTIFIED AND LEADERS IN RESPONSIBLE MINING Located in the green hills of southwest Colombia, the Iquira Municipality Agro-Mineral Cooperative are a model example of how coffee, agriculture, livestock farming and gold mining can coexist sustainably. Gold mining has provided the community with diversified economic alternatives where community members alternate between
artisanal mining and farming. The Iquira miners are leveraging this relatively new community activity to drive positive local change. Because artisanal mining can have negative effects if not done properly, the co-operative members have been eager to learn about and implement the responsible social and environmental practices learned through their Fairmined Certification. The cooperative supports approximately 450 people through their work. With increased income thanks to mining, the community has greater opportunities and an amplified longterm business vision.
“WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMUNITY AND TO SHOWING THAT RESPONSIBLE MINING CAN BE DONE, THANKS TO THE FAIRMINED CERTIFICATION WE HAVE EXPORTED UNDER FAIR CONDITIONS AND WE HAVE GAINED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR BEING CERTIFIED”. José Ignacio Pérez, Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera de Íquira, Colombia.
IN 2015, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, THE
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WAS MADE OF FAIRMINED GOLD.
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CERTIFIED MINING ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE A
PREMIUM OF $4000 PER KILOGRAM OF GOLD SOLD SINCE 2014, MORE THAN $900.000 IN FAIRMINED PREMIUM WAS GENERATED. *As at May 2016
THE PALME Dâ€™OR
OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IS MADE WITH FAIRMINED GOLD. Chopard
IN 2014 THE FAIRMINED PREMIUM WAS -AMONGST OTHERS- INVESTED IN BETTER MINING PRACTICES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CENTERS, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENERGY, SANITATION AND COMMUNITY GROCERY STORES.
100 BRANDS WORLDWIDE OFFER PRODUCTS MADE OF FAIRMINED GOLD AND SILVER TO THEIR CUSTOMERS.
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“WE SUPPORT ARM AND FAIRMINED BECAUSE THEY GIVE THE INDUSTRY HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. THEY MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ARTISANAL MINERS TO HAVE ACCESS TO BETTER MARKETS AND PRICES AND ACHIEVE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION. WE ARE THRILLED TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN”. Ole Bjørn Fausa, Founder of the Samlerhuset Group Manuela Franco
An overview of the Fairmined Initiative and Standard