Our Global Reach
Our Vision: We envision a formalized, environmentally sound, and socially responsible Artisanal and Small Scale 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 to those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization.
The government of Guinea teamed up with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and AGC to pilot a gravimetric mercury-free system in Tonso. The pilot system is now operated by the Mining Cooperative of Tonso. Ahead of the launch, members of the Mining Cooperative in Tonso were trained in operating, optimizing, and repairing the equipment, including governance and administration to operate and maintain the use of the pilot system in the long-term. Read the full article.
The Shadow of Gold documentary is a global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold explores the complexities of gold mining and the gold trade. Dr. Kevin Telmer shares perspective on ASGM and mercury use in the film. For screening dates and other information visit Shadow of Gold
Launching in Ulaanbaatar on April 8-9, 2019, the $60-million Contribution Toward the Elimination of Mercury in the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector: From Miners To Refiners project will work to formalize the sector in Mongolia and the Philippines, supporting miners to access markets for responsible gold, as well as to move to mercury-free mining and processing. Read the Press Release here.
Our Ground Work