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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.

Making this vision real takes the support and participation of many people, communities and companies around the world. 

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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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