The GemFair Responsible Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Assurance Programme is our approach to supporting artisanal miners in their formalization journey. The programme was developed with the involvement of mining sector and civil society stakeholders and is underpinned by best practice guidance for responsible sourcing from the ASM sector.
The GemFair Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Assurance Program constitutes GemFair’s approach to supporting artisanal miners in their formalization journey. The program was developed with the involvement of artisanal miners and civil society stakeholders and is underpinned by best practice guidance for responsible sourcing, particularly from the ASM sector.
The GemFair ASM Assurance Program enables GemFair to purchase eligible diamonds with confidence that the diamonds originated from legitimate artisanal mine sites, and were recovered and transported in the absence of:
The purpose of the GemFair ASM Assurance Program is two-fold: (1) to promote the inclusion of the greatest number of artisanal diamond miners that operate in line with internationally recognized responsible sourcing standards; and (2) provide a framework to work with artisanal miners to progressively develop these standards over time.
The GemFair ASM Assurance Programme draws its structure, scope and intent from the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, De Beers Group’s Best Practice Principles Assurance Program, the Alliance for Responsible Mining and Resolve’s CRAFT Code and the DDI@Resolve's Maendeleo Diamond Standards™.
This assurance program is underpinned by a digital record of the diamonds found by registered miners at participating mine sites. GemFair’s ASM Standard Requirements, Manual and other policies will be updated on a regular basis to incorporate key learnings and risks in the sector.