Fairmined for Casters, traders and manufacturers

Refiners, casters, traders and manufacturers

Your easy access to ethical gold

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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.

RESPONSIBLE gold

The gold industry is embracing new sustainability standards and wants to source metals that can be traced back to their responsible origin.

Mitigate risks

By working with Fairmined, you exceed international norms and regulations for responsible sourcing (OECD DD Guidelines, EU conflict minerals regulations)

gROWING INTEREST

Ethical gold has seen a 73% rise in interest since January 2020.**

*Statistics from the 2020 conscious jewelry trends report by ExJewel.com

your benefits

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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

#GoldToBeProudOf

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

FAIRMINED PREMIUM

USD $4 per gram of Fairmined gold

USD $6 per gram  of Fairmined ecological gold (Chemical free extraction)

ARM FEE

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”.

How to start working with Fairmined in 4 Easy Steps?

1

Read the guidelines to become an authorized supplier.

2

Engage with a Fairmined account manager to solve any doubts and define your goals.

3

Set up  the supply chain that fits your business.

4

Sign the permit to trade  and comply with audits and reports.

ready to start?

Contact us and start your journey towards responsible gold sourcing