Standards that Dig Deeper &
Assurance at Every Level

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

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Benefits of assessing your mine with IRMA

The IRMA standard offers the only independent, third-party assessment of industrial-scale mine sites for all mined materials that is governed equally 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 independently assessed mines.
NGOs and Communities

NGOs & Communities

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


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


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


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.’

Introduction to IRMA

Presented by the IRMA Team, a visual introduction to IRMA and the IRMA Standard and its value to all mining affected stakeholder groups.