Better Gold initiative for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (BGI for ASM)


The Better Gold Initiative was set up in 2013 as a result of a public-private partnership between the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and key Swiss gold industry representatives with the aim of improving the environmental, social and employment situation of artisanal and small-scale miners.

Its general objective is to reduce poverty and improve social and environmental conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining activities by creating a value chain “from mine to market”, which also ensures gold traceability.