Refiners, casters, traders and manufacturers
Your easy access to ethical gold
How to start working with Fairmined in 4 Easy Steps?
Read the guidelines and ask our account manager to solve any doubts and define your goals together.
Set up the supply chain that fits your business.
Sign the permit to trade and comply with audits and reports.
WHY DOING IT?
The gold and precious metals industry is adapting to the sustainability trend and wants to source metals that can be traced to their responsible origin.
Become an authorized supplier to buy from Fairmined certified mining organizations and offer their gold to brands and consumer-facing companies.
The gold industry is embracing new sustainability standards and wants to source metals that can be traced back to their responsible origin.
By working with Fairmined, you exceed international norms and regulations for responsible sourcing (OECD DD Guidelines, EU conflict minerals regulations)
Ethical gold has seen a 73% rise in interest since January 2020.**
MITIGATE REPUTATIONAL RISKS AND PROVIDE ASSURANCE TO YOUR CUSTOMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
When you don’t know where your gold comes from, you run a risk. With Fairmined you buy from certified mining organizations that are audited annually by independent auditing bodies. Furthermore, all the actors in the supply chain are frequently monitored to assure that they also comply with the Fairmined standard requirements.
STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS BY OFFERING PRODUCTS WITH A RESPONSIBLE ORIGINS
Exceed your clients’ expectations by offering gold that they can be proud of and respond to the growing demand for metals with a responsible origin from artisanal and small-scale mining.
ADD EMOTIONAL VALUE TO YOUR PRODUCTS AND COMPANY BY PASSING ON A STORY OF ORIGIN
Fairmined provides you with communications and marketing materials and support to help you tell the story of the gold and communicate your commitment to sustainability.
Connect with the origin of your gold and make an authentic claim about your ethical sourcing.
RECEIVE SUPPORT TO SET UP YOUR CERTIFIED GOLD SUPPLY CHAIN
Our team will help you connect directly with the Fairmined certified mines and facilitate the setting up of the supply chain and commercial relationship, if you wish so. If you don’t buy directly from the mines, we can connect you with other authorized suppliers.
TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SECTOR
When sourcing from Fairmined certified mines you play a key role in the transformation of the mining sector by facilitating their access to formal and international markets. You also help the miners to access a fair price and an additional premium that allows them to invest in the continuous improvement of their practices. This premium is passed on to the final customer.
The certified mining organizations use the Fairmined premium in projects to further improve their productivity, mining sites, working conditions, environmental impact and to promote community development.
Sotrami mining organization. Left: before / right: after
BE PART OF THE TRANSFORMATION
Market actors also support the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM, non-profit organization that created the Fairmined Standard) through a development fee to assure that more miners can implement responsible mining practices. It is charged to the Fairmined supplier but passed on to the final buyer.
FAIR GOLD PRICE
At least 95% of the international gold price
USD $4 per gram of Fairmined gold
USD $6 per gram of Fairmined ecological gold (Chemical free extraction)
Development Fee: USD $0,70/gram
Florian Harkort, Founder of Fairever, a specialist for fairly traded metals in Germany
“Our company’s goal is to improve the livelihoods of artisanal miners and their families to enable sustainable development. Being a Fairmined supplier is a fantastic opportunity for us to achieve this.”
Andres Castellanos, Founder
of the Alloy refinery in Colombia
“For me, Fairmined gold means opportunity. We are experiencing a change in consumer culture for raw materials delivered in a sustainable way. We completely believe in the initiative”.
ready to start?
Contact us and start your journey towards responsible gold sourcing