IRMA’s Standard for Responsible Mining defines best practices for what responsible mining should look like at the industrial-scale. It provides the list of expectations that independent auditors will use as the benchmark for responsible mines.
Public consultation has begun on two draft standards: the Standard for Responsible Mining and Mineral Processing 2.0, and the Chain of Custody Standard for Responsible Mined Minerals.
The requirements in the Standard include the following elements:
View the full Standard for Responsible Mining or individual chapters on our Resources page
Provide input or learn more about the Draft Standard for Responsible Mining and Mineral Processing 2.0.
Provide input or learn more about the Draft Chain of Custody Standard for Responsibly Mined Materials.