Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Fairtrade Gold Launch

Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launches the first ever independent ethical certification for gold in the UK on the 14th February 2011.

The standard was piloted by ARM with nine legally established mining organisations in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to include Oro Verde, with more producer organisations from Latin America expected to join the system in 2011 and beyond. A network of pilot projects in Africa, and later in Asia are also to be established.

This will open up market opportunities for millions of impoverished artisanal small-scale miners and their families globally.

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