Standards that Dig Deeper &
Assurance at Every Level
IRMA is the answer to the global demand for more responsible mining
Mine Site Assessment Updates:
The Stage 2 (on-site) audit for SQM’s Salar de Atacama lithium operation in Chile has been scheduled. ERM-CVS auditors will be on site from 30 May – 3 June 2022. (View the ERM-CVS audit announcement (in English or Español) and IRMA’s SQM Salar de Atacama web page to learn about the site, and find how to participate in the audit).
The Stage 2 (on-site) audits for two Anglo American platinum group metal mines in South Africa have been scheduled. ERM-CVS auditors will be at the Mototolo mine from 10-13 May, and will visit the Amandelbult site from 16-20 May. (View the audit announcements and visit the the Amandelbult and Mototolo web pages to learn about these sites, and find how to participate in the audit).
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
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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.’
IRMA Engagement Map
The IRMA Engagement 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.