IRMA is applicable globally to industrial mine sites and covers any mined material (excluding the energy sector - oil, gas, coal, and uranium).
Auditor Verified Self-Assessment
Mine sites can self-assess their performance against the standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 using IRMA’s self-assessment tool available here: www.responsiblemining.net. Once this is complete SCS uses our qualified auditors to independently verify your score. This verified score can be kept confidential or be made public on IRMA’s Responsible Mining Map to demonstrate your commitment to responsible mining.
Full-certification will be available in the second half of 2019 and include on-site audits of mine sites by a team of SCS experts. The mine will be assessed to the full Standard which recognizes different performance levels, and certification is awarded to mines meeting relevant best practice requirements. Status and associated claims are offered to mines beginning with those that meet core requirements.
Qualification for IRMA includes conformance to criteria under four specific categories:
- Business Integrity
- Planning for Positive Legacies
- Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility