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Meeting of Bolivian and Mongolian Fairmined certified Miners in 2015
Fairmined certified gold comes from ASM organisations that meet the Fairmined Standard for Gold standard from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining. This means the gold has been responsibly mined and that the miners have received a Fair Price and a " Fairmined Premium", which actively assists social, environmental and economic development in their communities.
Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining. Between 2006 and 2008, ARM led a multi-stakeholder process in Latin America to develop a collective vision and principles for responsible artisanal and small-scale mining. These provided the foundation upon which Standard Zero, the world’s pioneering standard for responsibly mined gold and associated silver and platinum was designed. In 2009 based on Standard Zero, the first version of the Fairmined Standard was developed in partnership with Fairtrade. In April 2014, version 2.0 of the Fairmined Standard was released. The Fairmined Standard has been received by the miners, the gold industry, governments, and civil society as a robust and credible standard. The Fairmined certification scheme is world leading in its ability to deliver positive impact to the miners and their communities and is a valued tool to transform artisanal and small-scale mining into an active force for good. Thanks to the Fairmined Standard, anyone who buys gold and associated precious metals can support responsibly managed community mines.
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Felix Hruschka joined the Alliance for Responsible Mining in 2006, as member of its Technical Committee. In 2008 he was appointed Standards Coordinator and Senior Advisor, and in 2012 Standards Director, as ARM's Technical Committee evolved into its current Fairmined Standard Committee. Since 2015 Felix Hruschka is member of the Board of ARM. All mentioned positions are "pro bono".
More than 10 years of experience in designing fair and responsible gold supply chains in collaboration with ARM have built up vast experience of tbb.hru on the topic of responsible and conflict-free minerals supply chains.