Ways to Engage


The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) envisions a world where the mining industry not only respects the human rights and aspirations of affected communities, but also provides safe, healthy and supportive workplaces, minimizes harm to the environment, and leaves positive legacies.


  • Self-assess one or more mine sites against the IRMA Standard and pin your mine on the IRMA Map for recognition


  • Put your company/organization on the IRMA Map expressing interest in responsible mining
  • Encourage mines in your region or supply chain to participate in IRMA 


  • Network with others across the supply chain
  • Participate in the global dialogue, testing metrics in real life situations, and join working groups or technical committees on challenging issues
  • Bring other colleagues into the conversation
  • Sponsor/support learning during Launch Phase
  • Become a Member, Sponsor, Subscriber

Get Involved! 

Participants in IRMA agree to a set of principles as a basis for their participation in IRMA and/or initiatives or projects that flow out of IRMA. IRMA Principles of Engagement

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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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