Become a Subscriber

Become an IRMA Subscriber

You are invited to support IRMA's leadership in creating a multi-stakeholder and independently verified responsible mining assurance system that improves social and environmental performance on the ground. IRMA relies on the experience, expertise, and resources of diverse organizations with a common interest in responsible mining.

IRMA has two main annual Subscription types: Individual/Civil Society and Organizational/For-Profit Companies. Please see the charts below for Subscription Levels. IRMA Subscriber stakeholder sectors: Vested individuals, Affected communities, Non-governmental organizations, Labor organizations, Downstream users of metals and minerals (e.g. jewelry, electronics, construction) and Mining companies. 

Subscription Benefits:

  • News delivered to your email inbox early and regularly.
  • Special Subscriber Webinars
  • Listings on IRMA Publications 

Subscription Details:

  • Subscriptions renew annually at the end of the calendar year. You do not have to be a paying Subscriber to receive news from IRMA. Click here to receive news.
  • A subscription is not an endorsement of IRMA. It does represent a vested interest in the process.
  • An IRMA subscription is not an endorsement or certification of the subscribing individual, organization or company.
  • Subscriptions do enable IRMA to maintain a critical multi-stakeholder priority.

Subscription Dues

Subscription Dues correspond to the type and size of an organization. For Subscribing organizations and companies with multiple representatives or employees, a Subscription covers all regular staff and publicly identified representatives.

IRMA operates as a US non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. 

Payment Options

Please contact IRMA at with any questions about how you, your organization or company become a Subscriber.

1. By Check: make check out to Sustainable Markets Foundation and include IRMA in the memo. IRMA is fiscally sponsored by SMF. Please mail checks to: 45 W 36th St. 6th Floor New York,  NY 10018.

2. Bank Wire Transfer: Email with your Subscription level and bank information and IRMA will send you bank details.

3. Request an Invoice: Email with your invoice request and subscription level.

Subscription Levels

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IRMA is designing a Responsible Mining Assurance System with six integrated elements, all of which are essential to the performance of the system:

  1. Best practice standards that are endorsed by key stakeholders from all key stakeholder groups, that describe environmentally and socially responsible mine operation and legacy mine site management. 
  2. An independent, third-party mechanism to verify implementation of the standards;
  3. A subscriber program designed to generate and maintain long term support for the system from all key stakeholder groups;
  4. Communication tools (such as certificates, approved claims and labels) that generate rewards for effective implementation by participating enterprises.
  5. An organizational structure and business model sufficient to ensure the long term stability and success of the system as a whole (through one or more legal entities and associated personnel,  governance and financial resources);
  6. Mechanisms for resolving disputes. IRMA expects to begin certifying mine sites in 2017 so that companies can support the mining of minerals and metals that is consistent with healthy communities and environments, and that leaves positive long-term legacies.