Breaking Down the Standard for Responsible Mining

The mining sector is no stranger to sustainable development. Expectations for environmental and social responsibility continue to evolve, reflecting emerging trends and changing stakeholder expectations. Last month a new draft standard was released: the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Draft v2.0 Standard for Responsible Mining.

We've studied the draft, and created a short guide that clarifies how it relates to the International Council on Mining & Metals Sustainable Development Framework. We encourage you dig into the draft, and take part in shaping the standard by participating in the open comment period, which has been extended to June 30, 2016.