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.
AGC and its local partners recently traveled to several artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities in Indonesia to hold small business training on topics including profit, revenue, and supply, health, safety and environment, funding, financing, and investors, budgeting and business management, and financial accounting.
A National Action Plan (NAP) Formulation Workshop on Mercury in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining was held in Lima, Peru on March 14 and 15, 2018 with various stakeholders to start developing strategies that will be part of the NAP document. The workshop was attended by miners, NGOs, private sector, representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Mines and Health, academia, civil society, and others.
Our Ground Work