Social and environmental harm continues to emanate from global commodity production despite the array of governance programs trying to mitigate it. This paper examines the evolution of transnational certification standards in an understudied sector: artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Women’s Rights and Mining together with the OECD Secretariat prepared the statement, taking into account input from members of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group and comments from participants, including over 50 civil society representatives in attendance from around the world, held during the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, on 25th of April 2019.
Plataforma Integral de Minería a Pequeña Escala (PIM)
María Flores Soto es una mujer minera dedicada al "barranquilleo" (extracción artesanal de oro aluvial). El siguiente microdocumental comparte un resumen de la vida cotidiana de las mujeres mineras, así como las acciones que el Proyecto Qori Suma viene implementando para cambiar la situación actual del sector Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE).
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The purpose of the following report is to provide insights, analysis and data – based on extensive interviews with industry participants and financial institutions – that can inform future initiatives designed to achieve the ultimate goal of a fully traced and validated supply chain that is both scalable and self-sustaining. The report’s scope of enquiry covers the role of financial institutions (and of industry partners that provide financing) in both the responsible tin, tantalum, tungsten (3T) and gold supply chains (together, the ‘3TG’ sector).
This video tells the story of Anna, a female mine worker in Tanzania. Tanzania is the fourth-largest producer of gold in Africa. In Tanzania, approximately 25 percent of all people directly involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM), are women.
With proper education and investment, artisanal and small-scale gold mining presents a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how 12 of the 17 SDGs overlap with the development of a more responsible and sustainable ASGM sector, demonstrating the real—and often unrecognized—prospect for the deployment of socially responsible investing and impact investment.
Hear from participants in the launch event for the planetGOLD programme (formerly known as GEF GOLD), held on February 18-19, 2019 in London, about their views on the opportunities and potential impacts a cleaner, more responsible ASGM sector could make in mining communities around the world.