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Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance releases draft guidance on responsible mining for public comment (due 5 Jun)

Author: Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), Published on: 6 April 2016

"Standard for Responsible Mining Released", 5 Apr 2016

Today, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) released the second and revised draft Standard for Responsible Mining for a sixty-day review and public comment period ahead of the first-ever global certification program for industrial-scale mine sites, planned to begin in late 2016...The Standard for Responsible Mining's best practice requirements for mining include elements such as health and safety for workers, human rights, community engagement, pollution control, mining in conflict-affected areas, rights of indigenous peoples, transparency in revenue payments from companies to governments, and land reclamation once mining is done...Stakeholders and the general public are invited to participate in this next round of feedback and input...

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