Companies implementing the Responsible Gold Mining Principles will be required to obtain external assurance from a third party, independent assurance provider. This will provide further confidence to purchasers of gold that the gold they buy is responsibly mined and sourced.
To support a consistent approach to assurance, we have developed an Assurance Framework. Assurance will take place at both a site and corporate level and assess both processes and performance. Implementing companies will be required to publicly disclose their conformance with the Responsible Gold Mining Principles and the external assurance on this disclosure.