IMPACT ICONS

In partnership with Transparence S.A., Assarée has created an impact iconography to transparently outline the social and environmental impact factors, together striving towards climate positive operations and thriving local communities.
Sustainable impact creation is a journey shared with clients through foremost transparent impact reporting and impact trips along the value chains.

VIRGIN MINING VALUE CHAIN:
Transparency from Mine to Market
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SDG'S
Mercury free

Mercury free processing (SDG 12/3/14/15)

CO2 reduction:

Minimizing carbon emissions deriving from mining and all subsequent value chain steps (SDG 13)

Land use:

Mining only happening on government permitted or privately licensed areas (SDG 15)

Water use

Minimize water usage in mine and processing and no water pollution (SDG 6)

Reforestation & tree nurseries

Replanting trees or planting new trees for land restoration creating job opportunities, developing alternative livelihoods for local communities (SDG 13/15)

Soil restoration and Regenerative Agriculture

Soil is restored post-mining focusing on the restoration of the land for future productive use (SDG 6/13/15)

Biodiversity and Primary Forest protection

Sensitive ecosystems are protected from being negatively affected by mining operations, ensuring biodiversity and the agroforestry concession site’s primary forest conservation. (SDG 13/15)

SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SGD'S
Formalized buying process:

The miners are working on a concession and have a formal agreement of purchase. (SDG 1/8/11/12)

Community Empowerment:

The impact approach is co-created with the locals, striving for community empowerment, focusing on health and safety, better business practices and vocational training. (SDG 4/5/8/10/11)

Financial Inclusion:

Financial inclusion as an umbrella term for financial literacy and financial management. The capacity for miners to save and be linked to the formal financial system. (SDG 5/8)

URBAN MINING VALUE CHAIN:
Transparency from Last User to Market
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SDG'S
Waste reduction

Clearing landfills from electronics toxic waste (SDG 12)

Reduce soil pollution

Precious metals get recollected from e-waste in a closed recycling process, avoiding soil pollution (through heavy metals such as Kobalt, Cadmium and Lithium) (SDG 15)

Reduce air pollution

Precious metals get recollected from e-waste in a closed recycling process avoiding air pollution (SDG 11/15)

SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SGD'S
Formalized Recycling

Recycling happens in a formalized process preventing health and safety issues as well as soil and water pollution. (SDG 8/9/15)

Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Enabling the development of, or working with SMEs created by local communities (SDG 8)

Community Empowerment

Every impact step should lead to a sustainable business model that can be run independent of the impact designer (SDG 8/11/12)

GEMSTONE VALUE CHAIN:
An integrated Local Value Chain from Mine to Market
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SDG'S
Land use

Mining only happens on government permitted or privately licensed areas (SDG 15)

Water use

Minimize water usage in mine and processing and no water pollution (SDG 6)

Eco-efficient machinery

State of the art low impact mining machinery for the field is used aiming for not leaving any visible impact behind (SDG 9/12)

SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE IMPACT FACTORS & CORRESPONDING SGD'S
Formalized buying process

The miners are working on a concession and have a formal agreement of purchase. (SDG 1/8/9/11/12)

 

*ESG:

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business.

 

**SDG:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.”

Unique, Focusing on transparency rather than standards and a step-by-step impact road map rather than certification.

Transparent, Providing knowledge through access and visibility to current supply chain practices. #KnowYourSource (KYS).

ImpactfulSocial and environmental impact, in combination, lead to sustainable community-centric ecosystems.