Mines to Markets


Pact’s promise includes a world where resource-dependent communities gain lasting benefits from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Our Mines to Market program helps us keep that promise.

While there is no such thing as “sustainable mining” because mineral resources are finite and non-renewable, mining can be responsible and the benefits of mining can be sustainable. With the right support, all mining producers—whether artisanal or large-scale—can be more environmentally and socially responsible and can deliver value beyond the life of the mine.

Mining represents an opportunity.

The governments and communities that own and use mineral deposits have only one chance to capture the benefit that those resources can generate through the efficient, legal, regulated and equitable transformation of these physical and natural assets.

Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector. We link mining to livelihoods, governance, human rights, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions.

Pact works with all types of mineral producers, scales of production, and with diverse stakeholders, to promote formalization of producers, access to markets, and a positive legacy.

Pact works extensively with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to make this often-hazardous activity safer, more efficient, less environmentally damaging and more lucrative so that it can be a viable and valuable rural livelihood option for the millions of men and women who’s livelihoods depend on ASM.

Read more about Pact’s mining work in Colombia, DRC, Rwanda, BurundiEthiopia, MadagascarTanzania and Zimbabwe.