The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) is the answer to a global demand for more socially and environmentally responsible mining.


We envision a world where the mining industry respects the human rights and aspirations of affected communities, provides safe, healthy and supportive workplaces, minimizes harm to the environment, and leaves positive legacies.


Our mission is to protect people and the environment directly affected by mining. We do this by creating financial value for mines independently verified to achieve best practices, and share this value with the businesses that purchase material from these mines.


Our organization is multi-stakeholder led – meaning that it must be accountable to all. Many groups may claim they are multi-stakeholder led, but how decisions are made is where one really sees the issue of equity and shared leadership.