Certification: This silver is responsibly mined by Fairmined-certified Artisanal & Small-scale Mining Organizations (ASMOs), fairly traded and certified according to the "Fairmined Standard for Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, including Associated Precious Metals" of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM). For details, see www.fairmined.org/the-fairmined-standard/
About Fairmined Silver:
Fairmined is a product seal that certifies gold & silver from responsible artisanal & small-scale mining organizations. The objective is to bring about positive change to small-scale mining, promote sustainable social-economic development, ensure environmental protection and give everyone access to responsibly mined precious metals. Fairmined-certified silver is very scarce and precious, as it is only found as a by-product in Fairmined-certified gold mining. 1 kilogram of doré gold (containing approx. 800 grams of gold) contains only approx. 100 to 150 grams of silver. So we need to sell 5 to 8 times more gold than silver! Refining small amounts of silver physically segregated from other silver is expensive.
(Fairmined-certified "pure play" silver mines do not exist, as "fair trade" concepts are always about empowering small producers. Silver mining is mainly a large-scale industrial activity, as the sales price of silver is too low and the extraction costs too high to be viable for small-scale mining.)
The Fairmined certification system is secured by independent, accredited certification organisations. This guarantees that the mining organizations comply with the requirements of the Fairmined Standard. The entire supply chain is audited, which encompasses all companies working with Fairmined Silver, from the mine to a finished piece of silver jewelry.
Benefits for mining communities:
- A guaranteed minimum price for the precious metals
- A premium for better living and working conditions and community development
- Investment in organisational and social development and environmental protection
The Fairmined initiative was founded by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), an international non-governmental organization that is regarded as a pioneer and leading organisation in its work with responsible small-scale gold mines since its foundation in 2004. ARM supports this form of mining to make it an legal, organized and profitable activity that works with efficient technologies and is socially and environmentally responsible.
Further information: You'll find detailed information about the Fairmined Standard and its benefits for artisanal and small-scale mining organisations at www.fairmined.org.
|Certification:||Fairmined Silver (ARM - Alliance for Responsible Mining)|
|Purity of metal:||999.5 ‰ Silver|
|Available shapes:||Casting grain|
|Target group:||Supplied only to our registered business customers.|
|Taxation:||Standard VAT rate|