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IRMA Press Releases

5 April 2016 -- Today, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) released the second and revised draft Standard for Responsible Mining for a sixty-day review and public comment period ahead of the first-ever global certification program for industrial-scale mine sites, planned to begin in late 2016. Find out how you can provide comments or read the entire press release here.

22 July 2014 --  Today, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) released the first draft of its Standard for Responsible Mining. IRMA is seeking feedback from stakeholders interested in responsible mining to improve this document. Find out how you can provide comments or download the press release here.


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"Standards should have strong legal, moral, economic, social, environmental, and ethical bases, among others. And thus, my push for IRMA, which is the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance. . .It favors “a multi-stakeholder and independently verifiable responsible mining assurance system that improves social and environmental performance. . . Mining companies as well as DENR should strive to be involved or to participate in the beta phase, if only to show their good faith in adopting global best practices."

Business World Online. 16 February 2017

"Changing engrained work practices is notoriously slow, but the No Dirty Gold campaign head is confident that Fairtrade and a new standard being developed by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance will be effective in the promotion of good mining practices."

Deutsche Welle. 27 January 2015

“As one of the world's largest mining companies, Anglo American supports the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance because we believe that our industry supports, and can make further contributions to, sustainable socio-economic development,” said Jon Samuel, Group Head of Government and Social Affairs at Anglo American. "This objective will best be achieved within a framework of high, trusted standards that can apply to all mining operations and that all key stakeholders subscribe to.”

Mining Global. 6 August 2014

“We are trying to provide a new way in which mining can proceed and be successful and, most importantly, be done in a sustainable way, socially, environmentally and economically, that benefits everyone,” said Joe Drexler, head of USW’s Canadian strategic campaigns department and one of two labour representatives on the steering committee. “So our interest has been from the labour side, to ensure that in the future, there will be a mining standard that is reviewed and assured and verified by an independent third party at mining sites.”

OHS Canada. 5 August 2014

"We urge our readers to go through the new Standard for Responsible Mining and comment to IRMA because the guidelines are in draft form and they can be fine tuned. . .The draft deserves to be read by Canadian miners, aboriginal people, environmentalists, and anyone concerned about the future of our industry. This is an opportunity to have some input into what may become standard operating practices for mine sites anywhere in the world."

Canadian Mining Journal.  22 July 2014

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