Guidance for mining firms on engagement with artisanal & small-scale miners, including on issues of security, human rights, relocation

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1 February 2010

New publication on engaging with artisanal and small-scale miners

Author: Communities and Small-Scale Mining, International Finance Corporation, International Council on Mining and Metals

A new publication “Working together – how large-scale miners can engage with artisanal and small-scale miners”, is now available…Interaction between large-scale mining companies and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations has not always been positive, and encounters between the two sectors are increasing. There are a number of…challenges – including security, human rights and relocation programs...ICMM is pleased to announce the launch of this guidance document designed to support good relationships between companies and the ASM sector.

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1 February 2010

[PDF] Working Together

Author: Communities and Small-Scale Mining, International Finance Corporation, International Council on Mining and Metals

This guidance document addresses the spectrum of ASM (Artisanal and Small-scale Mining) activities, although most examples are specifically related to artisanal scale activities…[It] is designed to help LSM companies identify the nature of ASM activities being undertaken in their operating regions and…appropriate models for engagement with artisanal and small-scale miners…Case studies have been used to demonstrate experience and approaches adopted in differing contexts…The focus of this document is on how to appropriately manage relationships with ASM and create a secure environment for company operations and surrounding ASM. [Refers to Barrick Gold, Gold Fields, Mindoro Resources, Rio Tinto, and Ruashi Mining (Part of Metorex)]

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