published an article commending the European Parliament’s resolution regarding IRMA.

The article expresses “hopes the Netherlands will promote certification with this demanding standard for responsible mining.

IUCN NL therefore encourages companies to publicly commit to [independent] standards, especially the progressive IRMA Standard.

This standard was developed by a multi-sector coalition consisting of mining companies, purchasing companies (such as jewelers and electronics manufacturers), NGOs, labour unions and mining affected communities. Also, IUCN NL and its partner organizations that are committed to the protection of vulnerable ecosystems have actively provided input during the consultation rounds.