Retailers Who Support the Golden Rules
The following retailers have taken the first step towards more responsible sourcing of gold by declaring their support for the Golden Rules. These Rules represent social, environmental, and human rights criteria for more responsible gold production. The No Dirty Gold campaign encourages these retailers to now actively pursue "cleaner" sources of gold and to demonstrate that they are meeting their sourcing commitment. Read about the efforts that most of these jewelers are making -- and some are dragging their feet on -- in the jeweler report card in Tarnished Gold: Assessing the Jewelry Industry's Progress on Ethical Sourcing of Metals
* retailers whose commitments were obtained by our partners at CAFOD in the UK
(x) retailers no longer in operation under listed name as of May, 2009
Refiners of precious metals are also realizing the value of responsible sourcing of metals. Hoover & Strong and Aurfina hava signed on to the Golden Rules.
You can read some statements from the leading jewelers.
You can also read the resolution adopted by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) calling upon the mining industry to produce gold in an ethical way that respects environmental, social, and human rights standards. SNAG is the premier metal arts organization for jewelers, designers, and metalsmiths with 3,300 worldwide members. This resolution was passed on May 27, 2006 at the SNAG annual conference in Chicago.