Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)

IRMA is a coalition of NGOs, directly affected communities, labor unions, mining companies, purchasers, and investors who have established a high-bar standard to drive more responsible mining: the IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining. IRMA oversees the standard and the related system for independent third- party audits and public reporting. Our mission is to protect people and the environment directly affected by mining. We envision a world where the mining industry respects the human rights and aspirations of affected communities, provides safe, healthy and supportive workplaces, minimizes harm to the environment, and leaves positive legacies.