CRAFT revision

Passport to Formal Markets
for artisanal and small-scale mining

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Get involved to be part of the change. Improve confidence in the minerals extracted artisanal or at small-scale. CRAFT standard improvement will contribute to the connection between miners and formal markets.

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 Download CRAFT

CRAFT Code v1.0 was published on July 31, 2018. Now, it is under consultation and it has a new structure divided in 4 volumes.


Download CRAFT volume 1

Introduction and general characteristics

Download CRAFT volume 2A

Commodity-independent requirements

Download CRAFT volume 2B

Commodity-specific requirements


Download CRAFT volume 3

Schemes principles

What is the revision about?

ARM and RESOLVE developed CRAFT through a widely participative process that involved stakeholders from all parts of the supply chain; international civil society, intergovernmental organizations, independent experts, and more.

Two governance groups were established with the aim to advise and guide the elaboration of this ASM tool: an Advisory group and a Technical Committee. Additional input was solicited through a global, public stakeholder consultation process involving over 400 individuals from the industry, mining communities, civil society, and governments from over 18 countries spanning 6 continents.

Addressing all comments and incorporating suggested improvements, the CRAFT Code was published on July 31st, 2018.

Now, it is important to improve the CRAFT Code and to adjust it to the real necessities that have been perceived during its implementation.

Why a second consultation is needed?

  1. ISEAL recommends two rounds of consultation: to follow these recommendations for setting the best practices in support of CRAFT’s credibility and legitimacy as a tool.
  2. To expand the scope of CRAFT in order to maximize its usefulness in the artisanal and small-scale mining. The increase in the demand of risk-free minerals is a rising tendency.
  3. To enable progressive improvement and integrate lessons learned from implementing version.

Revision Chronology

Recolección de datos

Jul, 2018

Julio 2018 – Julio 2019

Data Collection

Jul, 2018

July 2018 – July 2019

Comienzo de revisión

May, 2019

Mayo a Agosto de 2019

Trabajo de Comité

Sep, 2019

Sept. – Dic. 2019

Committee Work

Sep, 2019

Sept. – Dec. 2019

Proceso de Consulta

Ene, 2020

Enero – Marzo 2020

Consultation Process

Ene, 2020

January – March 2020

Revisión de comité y aprobación

May, 2020

Marzo – abril 2020

Committee revision and approval

May, 2020

March – April 2020

Revision Starts

May, 2020

May to August 2019

Lanzamiento CRAFT 2020

May, 2020

Mayo 15 – 2020

Release CRAFT 2020

May, 2020

May 15, 2020

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