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


IRMA announces the publication of results from an independent assessment of Anglo American’s Unki mine in Zimbabwe. This is the second audit summary report released in the IRMA system, the first from a mine in Africa and the first from a site producing platinum group metals. Find out more and read the audit report

Ford Motor Company is the first American automaker to join IRMA. The company shared news of its decision to engage in the Initiative in a recent press release. Read Ford’s press release

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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

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 certified mines.
NGOs and Communities

NGOs & Communities

Partner with us to raise awareness of the need for responsible mining.
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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.’

Responsible Mining Map

The 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.

To explore the map, and to find out how to get your organization listed: