Ways to Engage

Opportunities for All 

Check out the Standard for Responsible Mining, Get on the Responsible Mining Map, Host an IRMA Pilot Project, Become an IRMA Member/Subscriber, and more.

Mines can engage now in IRMA Launch Phase (2018 - 2019)

Launch Phase is designed to encourage rapid learning and will serve as the development ground for key aspects of IRMA's Standard for Responsible Mining and IRMA's independent assurance program. IRMA will be evaluating its systems and metrics, addressing challenges and gaps, and seeking to improve in real time. 

Purchasers / Investors / Civil Society

All Stakeholders

  • Network with others across the supply chain through the Responsible Mining Map
  • 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 IRMA's 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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