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Connecting transparency to other EI reforms/initiatives

Sonya Maldar, CAFOD

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  • 1. Connecting transparency to wider extractive industry initiatives Sonya Maldar, CAFOD
  • 2. Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)
    • Voluntary
    • Multi-stakeholder: mining, jewellery, unions, NGOs, communities
    • Aims to develop:
    • Mine-site standards
    • Third party verification system
  • 3. Industry participants:
  • 4. Civil society participants:
  • 5. Standards:
    • indigenous peoples
    • cyanide & mercury
    • resettlement
    • labour rights
    • protected areas
    • security & human rights
    • emergency response
    • tailings disposal
    • revenue & contract transparency
  • 6. Revenue and contract transparency
    • Disaggregated reporting
    • Broad definition of payments
    • Contract transparency
    • Applies regardless of whether country of operation is implementing EITI
  • 7. Verification
    • Independent, third party
    • Mine site
    • Consumer labelling or supporter model?
    • How existing verification is incorporated/avoiding duplication
  • 8. Summary:
    • Covers a comprehensive list of standards, including “tough issues”
    • Multi-stakeholder value
    • Work in progress
    • Potential to deliver a credible system
  • 9. www.responsiblemining.net [email_address]