Robin Kolvenbach appointed to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)

Hanau, 29th January 2024

The strategic addition underscores Argor-Heraeus' commitment to promoting a sustainable and responsible artisanal mining industry.

Robin Kolvenbach

Robin Kolvenbach, Co-CEO of Argor-Heraeus, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM). Argor-Heraeus is part of Heraeus Precious Metals, a company within the Heraeus Group and one of the leading companies in the precious metals sector. This appointment reflects Argor-Heraeus’ ongoing commitment to responsibility and the improvement of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) industry globally.

Robin Kolvenbach, a Ph.D. in chemistry, brings extensive expertise contributing to the advancement and improvement of responsible mining practices within the artisanal mining industry. His knowledge and dedication will play a crucial role in ARM's mission of transforming the mining sector into a socially and environmentally responsible industry.

The new board is composed of members with various backgrounds, including the mining sector, industry, and academia, demonstrating the organization's dedication to diversity and knowledge. It provides strategic guidance for ARM's work to supply metals from certified and responsible sources to consumers.

ARM is an independent, global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible mining practices and creating a sustainable future for artisanal and small-scale mining communities (ASM). Established in 2004, the alliance has developed the Fairmined Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals to support sustainable development as well as enhancing equality and well-being of ASM communities.

Argor-Heraeus is strongly committed to increased sourcing from responsible ASM suppliers. By enabling miners to access the official precious metals market and good market conditions, the company aims to improve the living and working conditions of the many individuals who directly or indirectly depend on these mines. “It is our responsibility as industry leaders to actively promote responsible mining practices and drive positive change. I look forward to collaborating with the ARM Board of Directors to contribute to a more sustainable mining industry”, emphasized Robin Kolvenbach.