Recommendations to Improve Local Governance through Mining Certifications

A Working Group on “Access to information from mine site certifications” composed of experts from civil society has reviewed the most relevant mineral certification schemes that assess mine sites in the Andean region. The result of the two-year review and consultation is this recommendations document. It aims to make mineral certification schemes more useful for local stakeholders. Ten recommendations are provided that may strengthen processes and broaden the scope of certifications by including information that is deemed of interest to civil society and mining impacted communities.