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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).

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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.’

Introduction to IRMA

Presented by the IRMA Team, a visual introduction to IRMA and the IRMA Standard and its value to all mining affected stakeholder groups.