The Cleaner Gold Network recognizes that until there are equitable and sustainable economic opportunities available across the Amazon and beyond, ASGM is an important economic solution for impoverished peoples. Formalization and regulation of ASGM and the supply chain will be key for creating less damage to the environment, support land recovery efforts and provide technology designed to keep the miners safe. Industry engagement is key for transforming the industry to protect ecosystems and peoples.
The industry comes together as an interconnected network to address challenges by harnessing knowledge and experience equity, innovation, financial investment, and reinvestment, advocacy and more to become part of the solution to promote responsible gold sourcing. Because we know that we all want to be better and that together we can overcome obstacles to move the needle – even if it seems small at first.