September 30th 2014
The Alliance for Responsible Mining and Ethical Metalsmiths begin collaboration to raise awareness on Fairmined Gold in the United States.
Few jewelers or consumers know where their metals come from or what impact those metals have on local mining communities and the environment. With the intent to raise awareness on the positive impact of Fairmined gold and connect ethical jewelers with Fairmined certified mining communities, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) are now entering a formal partnership.
It was an inspirational breakthrough for the Fairmined initiative when in 2013 over 20 jewelers from EM’s Ethical Sourcing Consortium – in collaboration with the refiner Hoover and Strong, the first US-based authorized buyer of Fairmined gold – for the first time ever imported Fairmined gold from the Fairmined certified AURELSA company in Peru to the US. Today, ARM and Ethical Metalsmiths are thrilled to announce their collaboration to promote responsible mining and raise awareness about the importance of ethical sourcing from Artisanal and Small-scale gold mines among jewelers and consumers in the United States.