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Fairmined™ Gold Certification

Sustainable Development for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

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Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability in the artisanal mining industry by trading or processing Fairmined™ certified gold as an Authorized Operator, Authorized Licensee, or First Authorized Buyer. Fairmined certification signals that your gold and associated precious metals are mined from small-scale and artisanal mines (ASM) following strict requirements for environmental protection, fair labor conditions, and economic development in mining communities.

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The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) selected SCS as its partner to audit and authorize operators and licensees against its Fairmined standard. With three decades of leadership in social and environmental auditing and standards development, SCS offers expertise in mineral traceability, transparency, and risk-based due diligence systems. We developed Responsible Source™ certification for recycled precious metals and diamonds, provide Responsible Jewellery Council assessments, and conduct Conflict Minerals Report audits for compliance with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). We are also an approved auditor to Signet Responsible Source Protocol (SRSP).

For information on purchasing Fairmined Gold please contact: Ana Orjuela [email protected]

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Buyers, refiners, distributors, manufacturers and jewelers and other users of Fairmined certified gold and associated precious metals are eligible to earn distinction as Fairmined Authorized Operators, Fairmined Authorized Licencees, or First Authorized Buyers.

Fairmined Certification Criteria

The Fairmined Standard was developed with stakeholders in the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) network. It includes requirements for:

  • Traceability
  • Social development
  • Economic development
  • Conflict mitigation
  • Environmental protection
  • Ethical labor conditions

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