Get involved!

Your company uses, deals in, or invests in gold. Of course, you want to do that in a responsible way. That sounds easy, but it’s in fact rather difficult. The aim of the Responsible Gold Agreement is to reduce the negative impact of the gold sector on people and the environment.

Why should you become a signatory to the Agreement? By doing so,

  • you can give practical expression to the international guidelines for International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC)), such as the OECD and UN guidelines;
  • you can jointly tackle suppliers if there are abuses;
  • you can learn from frontrunners with experience with International Responsible Business Conduct;
  • you can participate in joint projects, for example to improve conditions in mines.

The parties that have already endorsed the Agreement look forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please contact the Agreement secretariat ( or one of the current signatory parties.