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 Public Compliance Criteria List - Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Organisations - Supplement - ASMO Major
 Structures
 Compliance Criteria are established by FLO-CERT to translate Fairtrade standard requirements and certification policies into verifiable control points that are evaluated in the
 certification process to determine compliance with the Fairtrade Standard . Nonconformity with a Compliance Criteria is a non-conformity with the respective standard
 requirement. Each Compliance Criteria is linked to a specific timeline indicating when it needs to be fulfilled. A Compliance Criteria identified as major is linked to a major
 Fairtrade Principle and needs to be complied with at any time.

 This Public Compliance Criteria List for ASMO Major Structures is a supplement to the Public Criteria List - Artisanal and Small-scale Miners Organisation -. Both compliance criteria
 lists apply and are controlled during a Fairtrade audit at a organisation considered as a "ASMO Major Structure".

 This version of the Compliance Criteria supersedes all previous versions. The Compliance Criteria are published in several languages. In the case of an interpretation dispute in any
 of the published languages, the English version of the Compliance Criteria prevails.

 No.                Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standard                No.               FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria (CC)                        Time         Major         Comments
                    or other requirement
                  0 Definition of a ASMO Major Structure
                    An 'ASMO Major Structure' is an Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Organisation legally formed by other Artisanal and Small-
                    scale Mining Organisations as an umbrella for technical support, marketing, exporting or other purposes.
                    To be considered as ASMO Major Structure under a Fairtrade certification, all structural and organisational requirements
                    (Sections 0.1 and 0.2 below) must be fulfilled.

            0.1 Structural Requirements
                                                                     0.1.1        The ASMO Major Structure is legally formed by ASMOs, as
                                                                                  legal entities.                                                      0
            0.2 Organisational Requirements
 1.3.1             The ASMO has a legal, transparent and          0.2.1           The ASMO Major Structure must be democratically
                   democratic organisational structure in place,                  controlled by their direct members, which are ASMOs                  0           M
                   which enables effective control by the                         legally constituted and legally affiliated.
                   members. There is a General Assembly with      0.2.2           The scope of the Fairtrade Certification is decided at a                                Applies for ASMO
                   direct or delegated voting rights for all                      General Assembly of all member organisations and                                        Major Structures that
                   members as the supreme decision making body,                   addressed in the minutes of the General Assembly.                                       applied under a
                   and an elected Board. The staff answers to the                                                                                                         selective certification
                   General Assembly via the Board.                                                                                                                        scheme, i.e. only a
                                                                                                                                                    0 (Topic)             selected number of
                                                                                                                                                                          member organisations
                                                                                                                                                                          is included in the
                                                                                                                                                                          certification scope.


 1.1.6             The ASMO has an Internal Control System that     0.2.3         The ASMO Major Structure has an ICS in place that gathers
                   excludes mineral or gold from non-registered                   all data of the Internal Control Systems of its member
                   miners and avoids that registered miners deliver               organisations to monitor the origin of mineral and gold that
                   mineral or gold from areas out of the ASMO’s                   is sold as Fairtrade produce.                                        0
                   mining area.


            0.3 Membership and Fairtrade business
                    In order to grow the Fairtrade/ Fairmined business on demand, ASMO Major Structures can decide to start a Fairtrade/
                    Fairmined certification with a limited number of member organisations and include further member organisations step by
                    step.
 1.1.4             The ASMO registered all miners that work in its   0.3.1        The ASMO Major Structure provides the certification body
                   mining area and has rules and criteria for its                 with a list of all affiliated member organisations. The list of
                   Production Partners (PP) that work in their                    the member organisations clearly indicates which of the              0
                   mining area.                                                   member organisations are part of the Fairtrade/ Fairmined
                                                                                  certification.
                                                                     0.3.2        The ASMO Major Structure provides the certification body
                                                                                  with complete lists of all registered miners of the member
                                                                                  organisations which are part of the Fairtrade/ Fairminded            0
                                                                                  certification.
                                                                     0.3.3        The membership of new member organisations to be                                        Applies for ASMO
                                                                                  included in the Fairtrade Certification must be approved by                             Major Structures that
                                                                                  the certification body prior to Fairtrade sales.                                        applied under a
                                                                                                                                                                          selective certification
                                                                                                                                                                          scheme, i.e. only a
                                                                                                                                                                          selected number of
                                                                                                                                                                          members is included
                                                                                                                                                                          in the certification
                                                                                                                                                                          scope. If the ASMO
                                                                                                                                                                          Major Structure fully
                                                                                                                                                    0 (Topic)             applied and adds new
                                                                                                                                                                          member
                                                                                                                                                                          organisations, FLO-
                                                                                                                                                                          CERT just checks if
                                                                                                                                                                          the internal regulation
                                                                                                                                                                          and legal processes
                                                                                                                                                                          were followed.




Document: 303f0c86-6b24-428f-b069-fd3283315c1d.xls                                                                                                                                            Date: 15 June 2010
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 No.              Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standard                  No.            FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria (CC)                      Time           Major         Comments
                  or other requirement
 1.1.2            The majority of the miners working under the    0.3.4         Artisanal and small-scale miners are understood as: a) that
                  umbrella of an Artisanal and Small-scale Mining               are involved in mining activities of the ASMO which includes
                  Organization (ASMO) is comprised by community                 physical work, administration and managment of the mine;
                  based artisanal or small-scale miners including               b.) the income generated by the mining activity in the ASMO        0            M
                  artisanal mining entrepreneurs with contracted                constitutes the major part of their income.
                  workers.

            0.4 Overall Responsibilities of an ASMO Major Structure
                  It is the understanding of FLO-CERT that ASMO Major Structures have an overall responsibility to guarantee compliance
                  with the main principals and goals of the Fairtrade standard at all levels of the organisation.

                                                                     0.4.1      The organisation has incorporated Fairtrade and Fairmined                              Applies only for ASMO
                                                                                principles in its policies and organisational plans.                                   Major Structures that
                                                                                                                                               0   (Topic)             applied under a
                                                                                                                                                                       selective certification
                                                                                                                                                                       scheme, i.e. only a
                                                                                                                                                                       selected number of
                                                                     0.4.2      In all communications material referring to Fairtrade and
                                                                                                                                                                       member ASMOs is
                                                                                Fairmined certified gold produced inside its mining
                                                                                concession, the ASMO Major Structure provides the names of                             included in the
                                                                                regular and ecological gold certified operations and clearly   0 (Topic)               certification scope.
                                                                                communicates that not all of its ASMOs are certified.


                                                                     0.4.3      The ASMO Major Structure must ensure that the Fairtrade/
                                                                                Fairmined principles are respected also by member
                                                                                organizations that are not included in the Fairtrade/
                                                                                Fairmined Certification Scope. This means that the ASMO
                                                                                Major Structure implements the core Fairtrade/ Fairmined
                                                                                principles at all member organisations affiliated. The core    3   (Topic)

                                                                                principles are defined as major compliance criteria in the
                                                                                FLO-CERT Public Criteria List for Artisanal and Small-scale
                                                                                Mining Organisations.


            0.5 Fairtrade/ Fairmined purchases and sales
                  All Fairtrade products must be originally produced and sourced from Fairtrade/ Fairmined Certified member organisations.
                  Not necessarily all member organisations of a ASMO Major Structure are Fairtrade certified. In such cases not the entire
                  production but only the gold produced by certified member organizations of the ASMO Major Structure can be sold under
                  Fairtrade conditions.

 1.1.5            Fairtrade gold may only be produced by the         0.5.1      All precious metals, which are sold with the Fairtrade/
                  ASMO and its production partners and of gold                  Fairmined label under the ASMO Major Structure, must have
                  ore from the mining area of the ASMO.                         been produced by affiliated member organisations at their          0            M
                  Gold and gold ore from non-registered miners                  certified mines.
                  and from outside the mining area must be kept      0.5.2      The ASMO Major Structure must keep records which prove                                 The compliance
                  separate from Fairtrade gold and must not be                  that all gold and associated metals sold as certified                                  criteria are applicable
                  sold as Fairtrade gold.                                       Fairtrade/ Fairmined product by the affiliated member                                  only after the first
                                                                                organisations are produced under the umbrella and the          0 (Topic)               Fairtrade sales.
                                                                                supervision of the affiliated ASMOs and originate from their
                                                                                mining areas.
                                                                     0.5.3      The ASMO Major Structure must provide the certification
                                                                                body with the total Fairtrade/ Fairmined production and        0 (Topic)
                                                                                sales.
                                                                     0.5.4      The ASMO Major Structure ensures that their contracts or
                                                                                the contracts of their members clearly distinguish which       0 (Topic)
                                                                                sales are Fairtrade/ Fairmined products.
            1.3 Democracy, Participation and Transparency
 1.3.1            The ASMO has a legal, transparent and          1.3.1.1        The ASMO Major Structure has implemented statuses or                                   The compliance
                  democratic organisational structure in place,                 internal regulations for a delegate system (if applicable).                            criteria is only
                  which enables effective control by the                        The system is based on the principle that each member          0 (Topic)               applicable if a
                  members. There is a General Assembly with                     organisation has the equal or proportional number of                                   delegate system is
                  direct or delegated voting rights for all                     delegates.                                                                             implemented.
                  members as the supreme decision making body, 1.3.1.2          The ASMO Major Structure has implemented a subgroup of                                 The compliance
                  and an elected Board. The staff answers to the                the General Assembly on the Major level to deal with                                   criteria is only
                  General Assembly via the Board.                               Fairtrade related issues.                                                              applicable in the case
                                                                                                                                                                       the organisation has
                                                                                                                                               0 (Topic)               selected affiliated
                                                                                                                                                                       members
                                                                                                                                                                       organisations under its
                                                                                                                                                                       certification

                                                                     1.3.1.3    There is a democratically elected board on the ASMO Major
                                                                                Structure level.                                                   0
                                                                     1.3.1.4    A control committee is in place which operates
                                                                                independently from the board.                                      0
 1.3.2            The ASMO holds a General Assembly at least         1.3.2.1    The ASMO Major Structure holds a General Assembly at least
                  once a year.                                                  once a year. This can be achieved by an assembly of                0
                                                                                delegates (legislative).
                                                                     1.3.2.2    The member organisations of the ASMO Major Structure hold
                                                                                General Assemblies at least once a year.                           0
            1.4 Non-Discrimination
 1.4.1            The ASMO does not discriminate against new          1.4.1.1   There must be Internal Rules on the level of the ASMO Major
                  membership or new miners registration on the                  Structure regulating the application of new member                 0
                  basis of race, colour, gender, sexual                         organisations.
                  orientation, disability, marital status, age,       1.4.1.2   The Internal Rules have to specify the application process,
                  religion, political opinion, language, property,              approval process and timelines for public registration.            0
                  nationality, ethnicity or social origin unless this
                  is consistent with its goals and objectives.



Document: 303f0c86-6b24-428f-b069-fd3283315c1d.xls                                                                                                                                         Date: 15 June 2010
Version: 10                                                                                                                                                                              Approval Status: Final
Author: RK                                                                                      Page 2 of 3                                                                              Confidentiality: Public
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6/25/2011

 No.               Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standard      No.            FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria (CC)                       Time         Major        Comments
                   or other requirement
                  2 Economic Development
            2.1 Fairtrade Benefits
 2.1.2             The ASMO administers and manages the    2.1.2.1   If Fairtrade Premium is channeled to the member                                       The compliance
                   Premium transparently.                            organisation level, member organisations ensure a                                     criteria is only
                                                                     transparent administration of the use of the Fairtrade                                applicable from the
                                                                     Premium.                                                                              moment of Fairtrade/
                                                                                                                                     0 (Topic)             Fairmined sales and
                                                                                                                                                           receipt of Fairtrade/
                                                                                                                                                           Fairmined Premium.



                                                           2.1.2.2   The decision on the use of the Fairtrade Premium is taken
                                                                     by the General Assembly of members (if delegate system of
                                                                     delegates) at the Major Structure level. Certified members
                                                                     must have a vote, non-certified members may have a vote if      0 (Topic)
                                                                     certified members agree upon this.


                                                           2.1.2.3   If Fairtrade Premium is channeled to the member
                                                                     organisation level, the General Assemblies of the certified
                                                                     member organisations decide on the use of the distributed       0 (Topic)
                                                                     Fairtrade Premium share.
                                                           2.1.2.4   The delegates are responsible for consulting with the
                                                                     members on the ASMO single structure levels.                    0 (Topic)
                                                           2.1.2.5   The ASMO Major Structure has an active bank account
                                                                     registered to its name.                                         0 (Topic)
                                                           2.1.2.6   If Fairtrade Premium is channeled to the member
                                                                     organisation level, the individual certified member
                                                                     organisations must have an active bank account registered       0 (Topic)
                                                                     to their names.
                                                           2.1.2.7   The ASMO Major Structure provides the certification body
                                                                     with an overall Fairtrade Premium Work Plan including
                                                                     overall Fairtrade Premium income, the distribution keys to      0 (Topic)
                                                                     the member organisations (if applicable) and Fairtrade
                                                                     Premium decisions taken.
                                                           2.1.2.8   If Fairtrade Premium is channeled to the member
                                                                     organisation level, the member organisations provide the
                                                                     certification body with individual Fairtrade Premium Work       0 (Topic)
                                                                     Plans.
                                                           2.1.2.9   If Fairtrade Premium is channeled to the member
                                                                     organisation level, the ASMO Major Structure ensures that
                                                                     the Fairtrade Premium received is channeled to the member       0 (Topic)
                                                                     organisations without delay according to the distribution key
                                                                     agreed.




Document: 303f0c86-6b24-428f-b069-fd3283315c1d.xls                                                                                                                            Date: 15 June 2010
Version: 10                                                                                                                                                                 Approval Status: Final
Author: RK                                                                          Page 3 of 3                                                                             Confidentiality: Public