On 17 October 2011, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Maplecroft held the first in a series of ‘Gold Dialogues’ in the London offices of Norton Rose Group. These are aimed at drawing together industry, civil society and policy actors to discuss issues relating to the development of ethical and traceable gold supply chains – with a focus on Large-Scale Mining (LSM) and Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM).
The first of these Gold Dialogues addressed ‘The imperative of collaboration between Artisanal/Small scale and Large Scale Mining’, with a particular focus on the following three issues:
Issue 1: The risks and opportunities relating to the formalisation of ASM
Issue 2: How can ASM ensure its concerns are reflected in global initiatives developed by or for large global companies?
Issue 3: How can the LSM sector work with responsible ASM operators to bring ethically produced gold to market?
For details on discussions at the Gold Dialogue, see: