IRMA Secretariat

The IRMA Secretariat is comprised of a small staff working in service of the multistakehoder Steering Committee. IRMA operates as a US-based not-for-profit nongovernment organization. Staff coordinate the standards development process, implement IRMA’s development roadmap, lead stakeholder engagement, guide organizational development, and communication.  A professional facilitator facilitates all meetings and assists with the organizational transition and other initiatives. Resource Media in Seattle provides communication assistance. A team of technical advisors provides expert assistance with the development of the content of the Standard for Responsible Mining.

Aimee Boulanger (, IRMA Coordinator

Lisa Sumi (, Standards Coordinator

Christina Miller (, Program Advisor

Meredith Emmett, Facilitator

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IRMA Fundamentals

  • The IRMA Standard is targeted at industrial-scale mines. IRMA collaborates with initiatives for responsible small-scale and artisanal mining.
  • IRMA works across all locations, commodities and mine types. However, IRMA does not provide assurance for oil, gas, uranium and other energy fuels.
  • IRMA collaborates with other sustainability standards initiatives for the extractives sector to provide complete solutions for certification, traceability and labeling.


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