Sourcing gold from artisanal and small-scale gold miners
An important part of implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for responsible mineral supply chains is to ensure that international standards do not further marginalise workers in the informal sector. This implies working on the formalisation of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector which is a major source of mineral resource production in the world. This sector is largely informal and associated with low levels of safety measures, health care and environmental protection. The OECD Due Diligence Guidance calls on stakeholders to engage in the legalisation and formalisation of artisanal mining communities. This checklist answers some frequently asked questions. Download our FAQ for more complete answers.