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Fairtrade Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Fairtrade Standard seeks to create opportunities for artisanal and small-scale miners and
their communities, by promoting formalisation
through the establishment of membership-based artisanal and small-scale mining organisations. The
aims are to improve working conditions for miners, strengthen mining organisations and build their
capacity to lobby for positive systemic change.

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Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT)

The Code of Risk-Mitigation for ASM Engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT) is a multi-stakeholder, open-source market entry standard, developed by the Alliance for Responsible Mining and RESOLVE.

CRAFT enables ASM gold producers to access formal markets by proactively facilitating due diligence of their supply chains at the earliest stage of their development.

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BGR Certified Trading Chains

The German Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) developed the Certified Trading Chains (CTC) approach and has implemented it at the pilot scale in Rwanda and the DRC.

The CTC scheme is designed to certify responsible mining and trade of minerals, with a focus on tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. The scheme is geared to addressing the specific challenges that are associated with artisanal mining, and emphasises feasibility and impact in an artisanal context. It focus on process rather than certifying the achievement of performance targets.

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