RESOURCES

Learn more about artisanal and small-scale mining

At the Impact Facility, we’ve spent years working with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities. We’re uniquely placed to advance a more thoughtful, evidence-based and balanced view of this ever-evolving and often controversial subject.

We’d like to help you further your knowledge by offering free access to a range of useful information, resources and tools.

Responsible sourcing risk assessment and due diligence tools

We offer a range of free tools that allow organisations to take advantage of our data-driven approach to strengthening small-scale mining enterprises. These are:

Impact Escalator ESG Management Criteria

Monitors an organisation’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance over time.

Impact Assessment Tool

Measures project impact from both a business and a community perspective.

Project Risk Assessment Tool

Assesses and flags risks that might negatively impact project outcomes. Download tool

Monthly Business Performance KPIs

Monitors a range of performance criteria around mine productivity, profitability, and health and safety.

Investment Requirement Tool

Identifies the technology and technical resources that can help an organisation become more sustainable.

Additional useful resources

For an even broader perspective on artisanal and small-scale mining, take a look at our image gallery and see our list of recommended reads.

Impact Facility proprietary field and project reports

Read the reports and analyses produced by members of the Impact Facility team.