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Standard for Responsible Mining (IRMA, 2018)

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Standard aims to specify “best practice performance requirements that are applicable to all kinds of industrial mining worldwide, that are designed to be independently auditable at the mining site level, and that are supported by leading companies as well as civil society organizations.” The Standard is divided into 28 separate chapters organised within five broader sections: 1) Business Integrity, 2) Social Responsibility, 3) Environmental Responsibility, 4) Reclamation and Closure and 5) Management Systems. This first draft of the Standard is currently open to public comment, consultation and input to inform and refine up-coming versions.