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FIRST IRMA THIRD-PARTY AUDITS ARE UNDER WAY

IRMA is pleased to announce that independent third-party assessments are now under way at two mine sites:  Carrizal Mining S.A. de C.V.’s lead, zinc, copper and silver mine in Mexico, and Anglo American’s Unki platinum group metals mine in Zimbabwe. For more information, including options for stakeholder engagement in the assessments:

Carrizal Assessment:  View the audit announcement, subscribe to receive updates

Unki Assessment:  View the audit announcement, subscribe to receive updates

Over time, we will be updating the progress of the audits on our page Mine Sites Under Assessment.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LETTER TO PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA ASKS FOR MORE RESPONSIBLE MINING, AND IRMA

The NGO that monitors human rights in more than 100 countries wrote to the administration this week to raise several important human rights concerns in South Africa, including protections for environmental defenders and communities affected by mining, and encourages use of Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) as the tool the government should use to ask mines to follow best practices.

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