Standards that Dig Deeper &
Assurance at Every Level
IRMA is the answer to the global demand for more responsible mining
The first IRMA audit of a lithium mining operation is now underway in Chile’s Salar de Atacama region. Read about the Salar Plant assessment and other ongoing mine site assessments in Brazil and South Africa, and about stakeholder engagement opportunities in these audits.
The IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining (v.1.0) is now available in Chinese. We extend an enormous thank you to BMW for their generous donation of funds to support this translation. View the Chinese translation.
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
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 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.