Tag Archives: gold mining

GUEST COLUMN: The path to responsible sourcing in the jewellery sector

GUEST COLUMN: The path to responsible sourcing in the jewellery sector

Juliane Kippenberg, an associate director in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch shares how jewellers can ensure responsible and conscientious gold mining. These days, jewellers use many terms to describe their efforts to ensure that their products aren’t the result of abusive mining practices: “Responsible sourcing,” “ethical sourcing,” “responsible business conduct,” and “sustainable

INTERVIEW: Harriet Lamb, Fairtrade International

On changes to Fairtrade’s standards, new markets and mining in Africa. Fairtrade International chief executive Harriet Lamb talks to Professional Jewellery about recent changes to the standards for Fairtrade Gold, new markets, celebrity endorsement and Fairtrade’s work with miners in Africa. Professional Jeweller: Fairtrade International recently launched new standards for Fairtrade precious metals. What has

Great Debate highlights vulnerability of workers

Cred, Monsoon, RJC and BAO take part in annual ethical debate at IJL. The seventh Great Debate took place at International Jewellery London (IJL) last week, focused on sustainability and ethical and social issues within the jewellery industry. The debate, a hotly anticipated seminar at the annual IJL show, welcomed guest speakers including Cred director

BHP Billiton and Roman Abramovich eye Russian mine

Miner to team with Millhouse Capital to develop gold deposit. Mining giant BHP Billiton is said to be considering a move to produce gold in Russia, through a partnership with Roman Abramovich’s private company Millhouse Capital. According to a report by Resource Investing News, BHP and Aristus Holdings, a Cypriot company controlled by Millhouse, will focus

RJC and Solidaridad announce mining collaboration

Partnership to encourage European jewellers to use traceable gold. The Responsible Jewellery Council and non-profit organisation Solidaridad have officially joined forces to ensure better, more transparent and accountable practices throughout the gold supply chain while encouraging larger European branded jewellery companies to make their gold supply traceable. The project will encourage broader participation in the

World Gold Council moves to combat conflict gold

Council releases draft of standards for mining and refineries. The World Gold Council (WGC) announced June 17 that it had produced a draft of standards designed to combat conflict gold. The draft standards may be viewed on the World Gold Council website and interested parties have been asked to provide their feedback on the draft