The Swiss Better Gold Association is a non-profit association, started by Swiss businesses across the gold supply chains.

The Swiss Better Gold Association improves working and living conditions in artisanal small-scale mining communities, and facilitates the creation of responsible supply chains from ASM operations to the Swiss market. The association partners with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in the Swiss Better Gold Initiative for Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM).

Vision

Provide ASGM and the gold industry a business solution to support continuous improvement & enable responsible, traceable and resilient supply chains

Mission

Support ASGM communities' development through an inclusive approach consisting of establishing direct supply chains, ESG project funding & technical assistance

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Our DNA

A sustainable self-funding initiative
A sustainable self-funding initiative
A business solution to a social problem
A business solution to a social problem
Direct support to the mining communities
With a direct support to the mining communities

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Implementation of a mechanical ventilation in El Coral mine

Technical assistance
Decent work and economic growth
El Coral ventilation system

El Coral, Colombia: Implementation of a mechanical ventilation thanks to the technical assistance fund of the Swiss Better Gold Association.

El Coral mine

El Coral mine is located in the municipalities of Barbosa and Don Matias in the department of Antioquia in Colombia. It employs 26 people and has been part of the Iniciativa Suiza Oro Responsable since 2019.

Mine ventilation is a main concern for the safety of the mine and workers.

Project

  • Acquisition and implementation of a mechanical ventilation in the mine
  • Acquisition of multigas detectors

Objectives

  • Create optimum conditions for the health and safety of employees
  • Comply with the 2015 Colombian Decret 1886 about Safety Regulation in Underground Mining Works

Project implementation

  • Work carried out in six weeks
  • From the total amount of $18'827, the Swiss Better Gold Association participated with $ 11'000, thanks to the technical assistance fund. The remaining $7'827 were covered by El Coral.
El Coral mine
Better Gold Initiative
A project by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA)
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