Working with ASM

Artisanal mining represents a crucial life income in many parts of the world, and many communities depend on it.

These communities and cooperatives should be supported and engagement is the first step.

Of course, this kind of supply chain needs a special Enhanced Due Diligence, starting from the list of documents to request (which depends also from country to country) and the crucial on site visit.

Working with ASM

Some answers to these challenges are:

LBMA in order to support a better understanding of the ASM KYC, added also a self assessment (which you can find here).

CRAFT: the Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade – CRAFT is intended to serve as an instrument for ASM and the downstream industry to validate its eligibility to sell and source minerals and metals originating from ASM in conformance.

  • a voluntary sustainability standard a progressive performance
  • standard for ASM mineral producers
  • a process standard. This means it is not a product standard.

SDG 5 & ASM: How to advance Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in initiatives related to ASM

Impact offers strategic tools, including a Gender Impact Matrix, and details 7 key steps to Gender Impact Assessment for ASM-related initiatives.
Download the toolkit here

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Should you be willing to engage with ASM, it must be done properly and responsibly, and nowadays we are lucky enough to have the standards supporting this process!

If you are willing to work with ASM, we can put you in contact with professional entities working in this field!