The MINER Pledge

For humanity to clean up the dirtiest business on Earth (resource extraction), the concerted efforts of many will be required. As a simple yet significant start, we choose to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical mining practices. In doing so, we hope to lead by example. We invite mining companies across the globe to join us in the Miner Pledge. We insist that all Miner Network mines (whose production we tokenize) adhere to the following best practices:

Environmental Standards:

  • Meet and exceed the highest international environmental standards, regardless of geographical location, national boundaries or lesser local standards.
  • Meet the standards, adhere to the principles and further the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Meet the standards, adhere to the principles and further the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Meet and exceed the standards and principles put forth by the International Council on Mining and Metals.
  • Full legal compliance with all mining permits.
  • Full adherence to registered mining plans.
  • Zero cyanide contamination of the environment.
  • Zero mercury contamination of the environment.
  • Zero chemical contamination of the environment.
  • Mercury-free sorting.
  • Zero contaminated wastewater discharge into waterways.
    • Our mining operations recycle the water they use, rather than discharging it.
    • If we discharge water at all, we filter it to purify it before discharging.
  • Advanced exploration technologies to prevent unnecessary ground disruption.
    • As a technology company as well as a mining company, we develop, acquire and utilize hi-tech solutions for exploration, mining and refining that increase efficiencies while reducing environmental impact.
    • Many mining operations dig multiple locations before finding the deposit, unnecessarily disrupting the wilderness. We dig once.
  • Full site reclamation.
    • Abandoned mining operations have left derelict equipment, trash and brownfields throughout the wilderness all over the planet. At our mine sites, we remove such debris and contaminants left by previous mining operations to leave the region clean and safe.
    • We re-establish the natural topography and waterways.
    • We dispose of any contaminants or pollution.
    • Our goal is to assist nature to restore each mine site to its natural state within 5-7 years.

Humanitarian Standards:

  • Meet and exceed the highest international labor standards, regardless of geographical location, national boundaries or lesser local standards.
  • Meet the standards, adhere to the principles, and further the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Meet and exceed the standards and principles put forth by the International Council on Mining and Metals.
  • Safe working conditions.
  • Zero cyanide exposure to employees.
  • Zero mercury exposure to employees.
  • Fair, livable wages.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Scheduled leave.
  • Year-end bonuses – employees share in the yield.
  • Clean, decent housing with amenities.
  • Upgraded camps with full sanitation.
  • Chef on staff. All meals provided.
  • High-quality internet connection to allow workers to communicate long distance.

Additionally, 100 percent of profits from Miner are pledged to fund and support two not-for-profit organizations: The Miner Network and Origin Trust Foundation.

We invite thought leaders to join us in elevating the world to new environmental and humanitarian industry standards.

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