Resources

The Standard for Responsible Mining

  • The Standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 (English – EN)
  • The Standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 (Español – ES)
  • The Standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 (Português – PT)
  • The Standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 (Chinese – ZH)
  • Guidance Document for the Standard for Responsible Mining (English – EN)
  • Guidance Document for the Standard for Responsible Mining (Español – ES)
  • Guidance Document for the Standard for Responsible Mining (Português – PT)
  • Guidance for Chapter 2.1-Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management (English – EN)
  • Guidance for Chapter 2.1-Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management (Español – ES)
  • Guidance for Chapter 2.6-Reclamation and Closure: financial assurance (Nov 2022) (English – EN)
  • Guidance for Chapter 4.1-Waste and Materials Management: application to brine operations (English – EN)
  • Critical Requirements from the IRMA Standard (English – EN)
  • Fact Sheet: Gender Equality and Gender-Based Protections in the IRMA Mining Standard (English – EN)

Principle 1: Business Integrity

Principle 2: Planning and Managing for Positive Legacies

Principle 3: Social Responsibility

Principle 4: Environmental Responsibility


IRMA System Documents and Resources

IRMA’s first 60-day comment period on its draft Standard for Responsible Mineral Processing closed on 16 August 2021. IRMA is in the process of considering comments received to-date, and will be piloting the draft Mineral Processing Standard in the next few months before revising the document and circulating a second draft for public comment.

Feedback on the first draft is still welcome, and can be sent to:  comments@responsiblemining.net

–> Download the draft Standard as a pdf document (English, Spanish)

–> Download the draft Standard as a Word document (English, Spanish)

 

IRMA’s initial comment period on its draft IRMA-Ready Standard for Responsible Mineral Exploration and Development closed on 15 April 2022. However, if stakeholders are still interested in providing comments, please feel free to submit an extension request to comments@responsiblemining.net

In the following months, IRMA will review input received, including comments from a set of mineral development companies that are in the process of piloting the draft IRMA-Ready Standard. Based on all input, we will then revise the document and circulate a second draft for public comment.

Please visit our dedicated IRMA-Ready web page for much more information, and to download the draft IRMA-Ready Standard.

IRMA’s draft Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard is still available for download.

–> Download the draft CoC Standard

IRMA is in the process of considering comments received to-date, and will be piloting the draft CoC Standard in the next few months before revising the document and circulating a second draft for public comment.

Feedback on the first draft can still be sent to: comments@responsiblemining.net

Resources for Mines

Press releases, webinars and other presentations

Introduction to IRMA (April 2022)

IRMA Ready Introduction Webinar (15 December 2021)

IRMA Ready Pilot Webinar (16 December 2021)

Introduction to the IRMA draft Standard for Responsible Mineral Processing (29 June 2021)

IRMA – Due Diligence Beyond Geographic Criteria – Presentation for OECD’s 14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains (26 April 2021)

IRMA Public Webinar: Climate Change and the Push for More Mining (25 September 2020)

IRMA Public Webinar:  IRMA’s Value for Mining Companies (27 July 2020)

IRMA Public Webinar: IRMA’s Value for Purchasers and Investors (18 June 2020)

IRMA Public Webinar:  Responsible Mining in the Time of COVID-19 (20 May 2020)

IRMA Public Webinar:  What is IRMA and how can you use it? (19 May 2020)

IRMA Public Webinar (July 2019)

IRMA Self-Assessment Webinar (October 2018)