Jewellers urged to use Fairtrade & Fairmined gold

The Eurocantera mines that Cartier will source from are cyanide-free, working with local artisanal miners.

Business development manager for Fairtrade & Fairmined explains at IJL

The jewellery industry will be urged to use Fairtrade and Fairmined gold to improve lives of disadvantaged miners and their communities at IJL this year.

Business development manager for Fairtrade and Fairmined gold, Greg Valerio will be giving the seminar, Making Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold a Reality: How can the jewellery industry use Fairtrade and Fairmined gold to improve the lives of miners and their communities? At 1:30pm Sunday September 5 at the trade show this year.

Valerio aims to explore how dirty gold and other ethical issues have become a growing concern to the consumer and the trade alike. The seminar will also stimulate debate, provoke thought, share ideas and prompt action around how the Fairtrade Foundation and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) are responding to the ethical challenge presented by current industry practice.

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Fairtrade and Fairmined certified gold, the world’s first independent ethical certification system for gold and associated precious metals, will enable businesses, from designers and retailers to fabricators and distributors, to offer their customers the guarantee of a product which has been responsibly mined. The dual certification scheme will provide companies with a platform to position themselves at the cutting edge of industry innovation, by demonstrating their commitment to fair sourcing practices to their customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders such as trade bodies and government and shape the supply chains of the future.
International Jewellery London (IJL) takes places September 05 – 08 at Earls Court, London

 

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