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Reasons to be proud


Fairmined partners exclusively with artisanal and small-scale mining organizations who have shown passion for and commitment to responsible mining.

Entrepreneurial drive

These proud entrepreneurs are seeking market opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty, not hand-outs. Fairmined gives them access to a fair price and premium as a fair exchange for the demands of certification.

Commitment to responsibility

These are strongly principled mining organizations who have already shown a strong desire to mine responsibly, for their community and their environment. Fairmined turns their commitment into impact.

Passion for excellence

These are mining artisans with generations of expertise. They are proud of their work and want to be the very best miners they can be. Fairmined harnesses their passion.

©Manuela Franco











Fairmined transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring organizational and social development and environmental protection.

Organizational development

  • Rewards enterprise
  • A guaranteed minimum price and premium to invest in their operations
  • Strengthened and empowered organization
  • Legal mining operation
  • Better trade relationships

Social development

  • No link to conflict situations
  • No child labor
  • Creates safer and more stable jobs
  • Promotes gender equality
  • Promotes wellbeing in the community

Environmental protection

  • Supports small-scale mining
  • Ensures safe handling, reducing the use of chemicals
  • Protects water supplies
  • Ensures a positive environmental legacy

It’s really good all the work we have done. We are moving forward with all the legal aspects and the Fairmined Certification because it offers a lot of benefits for the environment, financially, for our health, for everyone.”

James Perez, Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera de Iquira, Colombia











Fairmined is a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that miners meet world-leading standards for responsible practices.

A complete Standard

The Fairmined Standard covers every aspect of responsible mining practices, including all current legislation. That’s because they were designed in open forums with the whole supply chain. The same way they will continue to evolve and improve.

Rigorous certification

The road to certification requires at least 18-24 months of intense support to empower and equip mining organizations to world-leading responsible practices.

Third party monitoring

The ongoing assessments ensure miners not only maintain their certification but continue to improve their social impact and efforts to care for the environment.


The Alliance for Responsible Mining will continue to be open and accountable for our work, building trust with our partners in the mines and the markets.