Fairmined Gold is a certification that helps you to feel confident in the ethics of your jewellery.
Any piece with the Fairmined mark guarantees that the gold in it comes from responsible artisanal and small scale mining operations. Fairmined Gold is bought above market rates as an incentive to mine operators, helping them to keep their business environmentally safe and support the rights of their workers. The gold is never from conflict situations, does not use child labour, and is mined in a healthy and safe environment for workers.
The infographic below shows the criteria for the Fairmined standard.
Miners involved in the scheme are regularly audited to ensure that they continue to comply with the standard. Additionally, at each step of the supply chain, purchases of Fairmined metals are reported, ensuring the metal is fully traceable from the mine to you!
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