The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) is the answer to a global demand for more socially and environmentally responsible mining. IRMA offers true independent third-party verification and certification against a comprehensive standard for all mined materials that provides ‘one-stop coverage’ of the full range of issues related to the impacts of industrial-scale mines.
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.
Our mission is to protect people and the environment directly affected by mining. We do this by creating financial value for mines independently verified to achieve best practices, and share this value with the businesses that purchase material from these mines.
It is our hope that with the collective will of the crystal industry, we can all follow IRMA’s lead and the lead of other organizations like FairMined who work with smaller-scale mines in raising awareness of sourcing and promote more supply-chain transparency. While there is a lot of work by all of us to be done, much of the heavy lifting has already by done by organizations like these in regards to setting up protocols and standards for mining.