Open source standard

Under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 licence. As any other open source standard, CRAFT can be used by any stakeholder of the artisanal and small-scale gold supply chain, as well as for organizations, among others.

Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The CC BY-SA 4.0 license under which the CRAFT Code has been developed has consequences for the person or organization that would like to implement it. These implications result in both rights and duties when making modifications to the Code.


  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt: remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.


  • Attribution:You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Share alike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Can you modify CRAFT?

Anyone is free to use or redistribute the CRAFT Code, even for commercial purpose (e.g. provision of services or CRAFT Schemes by BUYERS) and without need to request permission. This means that ASM support programs (or CRAFT schemes) can adapt the CRAFT Code to meet their specific needs, i.e. include it in their supply policy, create a new program. However, if you use or adapt it you MUST reference the original document (or an adaption for a particular context) and DISCLOSE any eventual modification (i.e. indicate that it is not the Core Version).

To make reliable claims about the use of CRAFT, supply chain schemes, programs or others must RESPECT the central criteria of the code contained (Modules 2 ,3 ,4 and 5).

Eventually, whoever adapts (branches) the CRAFT Code, must release the branched code under the same license, i.e. may not apply any restriction


Can you mention that you use CRAFT?

The CRAFT Code is a progressive compliance standard for artisanal and small-scale mining and it should be noted that it is a process standard and not a product standard or a certification scheme.

  • The claim that a CRAFT supply chain scheme can make is that it verified (or made verified by an independent third party) that the miners produced the mineral or metal in accordance with the CRAFT Code. If the CRAFT Scheme is a certification scheme, this verification can be certified under the certification terms of that scheme.
  • It is not possible to make CRAFT-related claims for manufactured end products in which the mineral or metal is used.

What is CRAFT?