Working Together – Engaging with the Artisanal & Small Scale Miners

The ICMM has released a guidance booklet called “Working together” which tackles the difficult task of mining companies engaging with the artisanal and small scale mining sector. Estimates suggest that as many as 100 million people (mostly in the developing world) are dependent upon the fruits of small scale mining. Encounters between mining companies and small scale miners are increasing and common issues such as security, human rights, historical and cultural conditions, environmental management, pollution, and relocation programs require careful and sensitive management. The booklet includes background information, suggested approaches and strategies and tools for engaging with small scale miners. The publication can be freely downloaded at:-