Responsible Mining During COVID-19

At this unprecedented time, IRMA recognizes there is much to be learned  as the mining sector responds to COVID-19 in the weeks and months ahead. Here we offer responses and guidance on the current crisis from a number of our board members, representing the multi-stakeholder composition and governance of IRMA. We hope these will be useful in illustrating how various stakeholders are responding and also serve as a resource for others in the sector.

FOR BUSINESSES

Lead the way in driving shared value for responsible mining

FOR CIVIL SOCIETY AND NONPROFITS

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FOR GOVERNMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Support incentives and regulations that bring about improvements

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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MINES INVITED TO SELF-ASSESS

Use the MINE MEASURE self-assessment tool

THE NEW STANDARD IS HERE

Read the Standard for Responsible Mining

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