The Fair Congo Foundation, through a grant provided by the Chambers Federation, has designed the first fair trade and conflict-free certification process for use in the DRC. This certification process continues to be managed by the Foundation with continuous input from an independent board of advisors. Supplementing existing due diligence measures outlined by the OECD, ASM gold exporters are audited on a yearly basis by an ICGLR accredited auditor to ensure compliance to the ICGLR RCM. We’ve “enhanced” this audit to include the 3rd party audit for our fair trade as well as our eco-friendly certification. This means we voluntarily undergo fair trade audits between two to five times more often than required by any of the international fair trade labels. Currently, only products sold at www.faircongo.com enjoy the added value of this certification.