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IRMA is the answer to the global demand for more responsible mining

Announcement:

IRMA has just released a draft IRMA-Ready standard for responsible mineral exploration and development. Download the draft, and register for one of our webinars to be held in December.

Six mines have on-site audits scheduled in November and December:  Amandelbult, Kolomela, Motolo-Der Brochen and Sishen (South Africa), and Barro Alto and Minas Rio (Brazil). Follow the links to find about how to participate in the audits.

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Benefits of certifying your mine with IRMA

The IRMA standard offers the only third-party certification of industrial-scale mine sites for all mined materials that is governed equitably by the private sector, local communities, civil society, and workers.

  • A comprehensive and internationally recognised standard
  • Step-by-step, not pass/fail: mines at any level are encouraged to participate
  • Developed over ten years in consultation with more than 100 companies and organizations
  • Start right away with self-assessment

How IRMA helps

IRMA is proud to collaborate with some of the world’s leading organisations working to improve responsible mining. Find out how IRMA membership could benefit you.

Mining Site

Mining Companies

Improve practices and receive independent third-party verification.
Purchasing Companies

Purchasing Companies

Reap the benefits of commitment to sourcing from certified mines.
NGOs and Communities

NGOs & Communities

Partner with us to raise awareness of the need for responsible mining.
Labor: Photo Credit: Carrizal Mining

Labor

Protect rights and quality of life of workers and their communities.
Government

Government

Improve policy, incentivize protection of environmental, social and economic value.
Finance

Finance

Find out how lenders, investors and insurers benefit from membership.

Share our vision of a responsible mining industry.

Membership in IRMA is now open for applications from all stakeholders. Membership is a good first step towards engagement in IRMA and provides organizations with an opportunity to inform the globe’s most comprehensive definition of ‘responsible mining.’

Responsible Mining Map

The Responsible Mining Map

The Responsible Mining Map is an interactive tool that allows diverse stakeholders involved in mining (ranging from affected communities to mining companies) to identify global progress in responsible mining.

To explore the map, and to find out how to get your organization listed: