Fairmined™ Gold and Silver Certification

Enabling the Sustainable Development of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

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Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability in the artisanal mining industry by trading or processing Fairmined™ certified gold and silver as an Authorized Supplier and Licensee. Fairmined certification signals that that your gold, silver, and associated precious metals are mined from artisanal small-scale mines (ASM) following strict requirements for environmental protection, fair labor conditions, and economic development in mining communities.


Buyers, refiners, distributors, manufacturers, jewelers and other users of Fairmined certified gold and silver are eligible to earn distinction as Fairmined Authorized Suppliers and Licensees.

Fairmined Certification Criteria

The Fairmined Standard was developed with stakeholders in the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) network. It includes requirements for:

  • Traceability
  • Social development
  • Economic development
  • Conflict mitigation
  • Environmental protection
  • Ethical labor conditions

Why Choose SCS?

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) selected SCS as its partner to audit and authorize operators and licensees against its Fairmined standard. With three decades of leadership in social and environmental auditing and standards development, SCS offers expertise in mineral traceability, transparency, and risk-based due diligence systems. We developed Responsible Source™ certification for recycled metals and conduct Responsible Minerals Initiative audits. We are also an approved auditor to the Responsible Jewellery Council and Signet Responsible Source Protocol (SRSP).

For information on purchasing Fairmined Gold please contact: Ana Orjuela [email protected]

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Becoming a Fairmined Authorized Operator, Fairmined Licensee, or First Authorized Buyer enables you to:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to ethical sourcing
  • Engage in actions that benefit workers, communities, and the environment
  • Market the high quality and artisanal nature of your raw materials  
  • Reinforce trust in the value of your brand

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