Responsible Gold Mining Principles

The Responsible Gold Mining Principles are a new framework that set out clear expectations for investors and downstream users as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. Working with our Member companies, the world’s leading gold mining companies, and underpinned by existing widely-respected standards and codes, the World Gold Council has set out the principles that we believe address the key environmental, social and governance issues for the gold mining sector.

The World Gold Council’s aim is that the Principles should become a credible and widely-recognised framework through which gold mining companies can provide confidence to investors, supply chain participants and consumers that their gold has been produced responsibly.

There is no intention to create a new standard, since there are already many standards that address different aspects of responsible mining. The Responsible Gold Mining Principles however, are intended to recognise and consolidate existing instruments under a single framework.

Invitation to take part in a consultation on the Responsible Gold Mining Principles

The World Gold Council is calling for interested parties to submit their responses to the draft Responsible Gold Mining Principles, through our online survey available through the link below.

Why is the World Gold Council consulting on the Responsible Gold Mining Principles?

We value input from external stakeholders in the development of these Principles. We are committed to developing the Principles so that they address the needs of investors, downstream users and other stakeholders. The consultation process plays an important role to ensure that there is good alignment on these issues and to build stakeholder confidence that the Principles are regarded as credible.

Provide feedback

The deadline for feedback is 9th August 2018.

Download the Responsible Gold Mining Principles