IRMA seeks to build on the existing foundation of research, tools, and initiatives

A range of work has gone before IRMA: from the Framework for Responsible Mining, the ICMM principles, to the findings of the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development project and the Mining Certification Evaluation Project.

Below is a list of documents/initiatives that are part of that foundation.

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IRMA Fundamentals

  • The IRMA Standard is targeted at industrial-scale mines.
  • 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 initiatives for responsible small-scale and artisanal mining.
  • IRMA collaborates with other sustainability standards initiatives for the extractives sector to provide complete solutions for certification, traceability and labeling.