Our Global Reach
Our Vision: We envision a formalized, environmentally sound, and socially responsible Artisanal Gold Mining Sector that supplies Responsible Artisanal Gold™ to markets, attracts socially responsible investors and buyers, and encourages ethical consumer behaviours.
A Sector universally recognized as a first-rate mechanism of transfer of wealth from rich to poor populations.
We are pleased to announce the release of the Artisanal Gold Council Toolkit: “Estimating mercury use and documenting practices in ASGM: Methods and tools”, produced in collaboration with UN Environment. The purpose of the toolkit is to assist countries that are developing National Action Plan for ASGM, in their efforts to understand and produce a national overview of the sector. The toolkit is available for download here.
This month AGC has held Validation Workshops in both Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bagac, Philippines for the GEF Global Opportunities for Long-term Development (GOLD) Burkina Faso and Mongolia-Philippines project preparations. These workshops aim to provide project stakeholders an opportunity to discuss, validate, and help finalize the GEF GOLD project document for endorsement to the GEF council.
Last week representatives from AGC attended Parliament to support the Ministry of Environment in the vote on Indonesia’s ratification of the Minamata Convention. The draft ratification was approved, and has now been submitted to the President to become law. Pictured is the Minister of Environment, Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, with a number of government officials, as well as Hoetomo and Richard Gutierrez of the AGC.
Our Ground Work