Argor-Heraeus has been involved in helping small and artisanal scale mines become more sustainable for a significant time now.
In particular, Argor-Heraeus' involvment relies on two main pillars: Promoting mercury-free extraction activities and helping the mines access the international precious metals market. Two aspects that can lead to significant results in terms of improving local communities health and economic condition.
Phaedon Stamatopoulos, Director of Refining and Bank products at Argor-Heraeus, recently wrote about this topic in an article appeared in "The Guardian". Read the article here.