MLRI Responsible Mining Policy

Over a number of years, MLRI undertook research on responsible mining best practices, publishing papers on Armenia’s tailings and waste management processes, water use and quality, the fiscal regime for the mining sector, workers' rights and safety, the social impacts of mining and other relevant issues.

More recently MLRI undertook a nationwide stakeholder consultation process to identify the key issues and concerns of civil society regarding mining operations. The research undertaken by MLRI and the stakeholder consultations have contributed to the development of MLRI’s Responsible Mining Policy.


General principles
Governance (Legal clarity, Mine licensing, Independent inspectorate, International standards)
Environment (Waste management, Water, Tailings, Mine closure and rehabilitation)
Social (Affected communities, Health, Workers safety and rights)
Economic (Economic growth, Taxes, Transparency, Revenue management)