The corporation Oro Verde created a local certification system with the same name, meaning «Green Gold», which was developed in the biogeographic region of Chocó in Colombia by a consortium of Afro-descendant miners (from Tadó and Condoto, Chocó), two NGOs (Fundamojarras and Amichocó), and ethical European jewelers. Market acceptance of the established model exceeded expectations, leading to its expansion and replication.

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