We support responsible mining communities
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Fairmined is an assurance label that officially certifies gold produced in empowered artisanal and small-scale mining communities. The Fairmined Standard ensures that local miners and their families receive a fair price for their gold, that money goes towards their social and community development and that the mining environment is protected.
Fairmined gold transforms mining into a force for good, empowering the people and places where this precious material has been harvested.
Fairmined is backed by a strict 3rd party certification and audit system that continues to ensure that small scale minings organisations meet world-leading standards for responsible and ethical practices. When you choose to buy Fairmined Gold, you can be completely assured in the ethical origin of you gold and the positive impact your purchase has on the social development of the community.
A fair exchange for everyone
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Shockingly, artisanal mining employs 90% of the workforce behind gold extraction but is only responsible for 10% of global gold production. Ethically sourced gold is a chance to empower the small mining communities who contribute so much to global production.
Fairmined gold does not only empower miners however, it adds value to the gold industry and indeed the consumer!
Miners are guaranteed a fair price for their hard work and are given direct access to global markets and supply chains. Value is added to the gold industry as international standards of practice are superseded and sustainability becomes a pioneering trend to aspire to. Finally, consumers are given the assurance and emotional benefits of knowing their gold is responsibly mined and their purchase is directly generating a positive impact.
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This initiative is powered by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) who identify small mining organisations to work with. The goal is for their standards of practice to reach the Fairmined Standard, this takes a substantial investment and up to 2 years of hard work. ARM support the miners in their journey to certification, and once certified they can sell their gold to markets across the globe! This partnership ensures continual compliance from the mining community and fair trade for the gold industry.
Pioneers in Fairmined Gold Plating
D&M Jewellery are passionate about fair trade, sustainable mining and environmentally friendly trading, that’s why we are extremely proud to be the first company in the world to offer our services with Fairmined Gold. We offer plating services across a wide range of products and now gold plating with fair trade gold is an option we offer our customers.
We know that there is a growing demand from consumers for products with a responsible origin and we are passionate about providing that option to our customers.
Director Mark Johnson explains:
“It has taken a lot of work and a long time but we are really proud to announce that we are now the first company in the world to be able to offer gold plating using gold that can be guaranteed as being ethically source with the Fairmined accreditation…a little investment in ethically sourced products at our end can change people’s lives all the way down the supply chain!”
Learn more about Fairmined Gold…
For more information on our work with Fairmined Gold or our plating services, feel free to contact us, give us a call on +44 (0) 121 554 4170 or request a call back.