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Alliance for Responsible Mining
Envigado, Colombia
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is global pioneering initiative that was established in 2004. We work for the sustainable development of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) with a worldwide network of experts and partners...
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Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
Islington, London, England
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination...
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Fair Labour Association (FLA)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
The products we buy should not come at the cost of workers' rights. The Fair Labor Association believes that all goods should be produced fairly and ethically...
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Fair Rubber e.V. (Fair Rubber Association)
Ealing, London, England
The Fair Rubber Association applies the principles of Fair Trade to trade in products made from natural rubber. This contributes to an improvement of the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex...
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Fair Wear Foundation
Amsterdam, Netherlands
An international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers’ lives all over the world...
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The Fairmined Initiative
Envigado, Colombia
Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection...
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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Reutlingen, Germany
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles...
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Historic Futures Ltd / String3
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
We make it possible for companies to collect and manage value chain data, from primary production to finished product and to communicate good practice to their customers...
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Positive Luxury
Hackney, London, England
Positive Luxury awards its Blue Butterfly Mark of Positive Living only to brands able to prove they are committed to making our society a better, safer, healthier place...
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Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
Arlington, United States of America
An independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of factories engaged in lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. The Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program is the world’s largest facility certification program mainly focused on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors...
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Alliance for Responsible Mining

Description

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is global pioneering initiative that was established in 2004. We work for the sustainable development of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) with a worldwide network of experts and partners. ARM is committed to social justice and environmental responsibility as the values driving the transformation of ASM. We have developed the Fairmined standard for gold and associated precious metals and own the Fairmined Certification Mark, a registered trademark which shows that a product has met our standard.

ARM's mission is to set standards for responsible ASM and to support and enable producers to deliver Fairmined certified metals and minerals through economically just supply chains to the markets, in order to contribute towards the transformation of ASM into a socially and environmentally responsible activity, and to the improvement of• the quality of life of marginalized artisanal miners, their families and communities.

Our vision is for Artisanal and Small Scale mining (ASM) to become a formalized, organized and profitable activity that uses efficient technologies, and is socially and environmentally responsible. It is a vision of an ASM that increasingly develops within a framework of good governance, legality, participation and respect for diversity and that increases its contribution to the generation of decent work, local development, poverty reduction and social peace in our nations, driven by a growing consumer demand for sustainable minerals and ethical jewelry.
our work

Working in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector poses a long-term and complex challenge. Our activities are focused on four strategic areas of work: Standard Setting, Producer Support, Fairmined Market Development and Advocacy and Communications.

Contact

Tel: +57 (4) 332 47 11
Email: arm@responsiblemines.org
Web: www.responsiblemines.org

Location

Calle 32 B SUR # 44 A 61,
Envigado 0004
Colombia

Key Words

FAIRMINED, ethical, sustainable, mining, sustainable development, responsible, artisanal, small-scale

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:11
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:11

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Fair Labour Association (FLA)

Description

The products we buy should not come at the cost of workers' rights. The Fair Labor Association believes that all goods should be produced fairly and ethically, and brings together three key constituencies - universities, civil society organizations (CSOs) and companies - to find sustainable solutions to systemic labor issues.

Since 1999, FLA has helped improve workers' lives by:

  • Holding affiliated companies accountable for implementing FLA’s Code of Conduct across their supply chains.
  • Conducting external assessments so that consumers can be assured of the integrity of the products they buy.
  • Creating a space for CSOs to engage with companies and other stakeholders to find viable solutions to labor concerns.

FLA Europe:
27 Chemin des Crets-de-Pregny
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41-22-747-0088
Fax: +41-22-747-0099

FLA China:
10F-c3 No.526
Laoshan Road, Pudong New District
Shanghai, China 200122
Tel: +86 21 62108212/+86 21 62108243
Fax: +86 21 62107009

Contact

Tel: +1 202 898 1000
Web: www.fairlabor.org

Location

1111 19th St. NW, Suite 401,
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
United States
Creation Date: 
Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 10:32
Last Updated: 
Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 10:32

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Fair Wear Foundation

Description

Our mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers’ lives all over the world. We work closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.

Contact

Tel: +31 20 408 4255
Email: info@fairwear.nl
Web: www.fairwear.org

Location

Koningin Wilhelminaplein 13, Toren 2, showroom 5,
Amsterdam 1062 HH
Netherlands
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 23:25

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Description

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.

Since its introduction in 2006 the Global Organic Textile Standard has already demonstrated its practical feasibility. Supported by the growth in consumption of organic fibres and by the remarkable demand for unified processing criteria from the industry and retail sector it has gained universal recognition, enabling processors and manufacturers to supply their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all major markets. With the introduction of the logo and labelling system the GOTS has already visually entered not only the shelves of natural textile shops but also of the largest retailers and brand dealers. This is a milestone in consumer recognition and a strong acknowledgement of this reliable quality assurance concept.

The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard is comprised of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organizations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.

Location

Global Standard GmbH,
Albstr 38,
Reutlingen 72764
Germany
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 00:14

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Historic Futures Ltd / String3

Description

We make it possible for companies to collect and manage value chain data, from primary production to finished product and to communicate good practice to their customers.

We work with any product, anywhere in the value chain, and don't judge specifications ("organic", "Fair Trade", "GMO" etc.) Our mission is to create a framework to measure value chain performance rather than define what that performance should be.

String3 is our latest supply chain mapping solution. Sometimes you really need to know where and how your products were made - including where the raw materials came from or how they were processed. String3 is a secure online service that collects data directly from the organisations involved in making your products.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1993 886 420
Email: info@historicfutures.com
Web: www.historicfutures.com

Location

AW House,
6/8 Stuart Street,
Luton LU1 2SJ
United Kingdom

Key Words

supply chain, mapping, traceability, provenance, supplier, management

Memberships & Accreditations

ISO 27001

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 08:21
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 08:21

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Positive Luxury

Description

Positive Luxury awards its Blue Butterfly Mark of Positive Living only to brands able to prove they are committed to making our society a better, safer, healthier place. It’s all about making a difference and giving back.

We employ stringent guidelines. Of every four or five brands that apply, we award one Blue Butterfly. Our advisory board includes broadcaster and commentator, Sir Jonathon Porritt, Director of Grayling Future Planet and author of Deeper Luxury, Anthony Kleanthous and Director of Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion, Dilys Williams.

With our Blue Butterflies, we are creating the ultimate guide to Positive Living, giving consumers the vital and trusted information they need to buy responsibly.

Contact

Tel: + (0) 20 3582 3212
Email: hello@positiveluxury.com
Web: www.positiveluxury.com

Location

81 Leonard Street, Old Street,
London EC2A 4QS
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 16:46
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 16:46

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The Fairmined Initiative

Description

Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.

Contact

Tel: +57 (4) 332 47 11
Email: info@fairmined.org
Web: www.fairmined.org

Location

Alliance for Responsible Mining,
Calle 32 B SUR, # 44 A 61,
Calle 32 B SUR # 44 A 61, 0004
Colombia

Key Words

responsible sourcing, fair, gold, silver, fairmined, artisanal, mining, jewelry, jewellery

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:34
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 20:34

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Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Description

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of factories engaged in lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world.

The Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program is the world’s largest facility certification program mainly focused on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors. Facilities receive a certification of six months to one year based on compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles. The WRAP Principles are based on generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations which encompass human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices, and legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance and security standards.

WRAP has adopted a management systems approach toward compliance which requires that senior management adopt the WRAP principles in writing, assign the necessary staff to ensure the required practices are implemented throughout the facility, and that an internal audit system is in place to ensure continuous compliance. Facilities must undergo a rigorous self-assessment and then be audited by an independent third-party monitoring company.

WRAP enjoys wide support from the global apparel industry but is, at the same time, independent of the industry. Active support is provided by the International Apparel Federation and more than 20 additional trade and industry associations from around the world. WRAP certifies facilities, not brands or businesses.

WRAP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and has a Board of Directors that is independent of any industry group. It is not a membership organization. Over the years, WRAP’s comprehensive factory-based model helped it grow into the world’s largest certification program for the apparel industry - over 1700 factories from around 60 countries participated in 2008 alone. Today, WRAP’s facility certification program is expanding even further, moving beyond just apparel to include all labour-intensive sectors, such as hotels, jewelry, furniture, construction, food, home furnishing, cutlery, glassware, carpet/rugs, lamps and more.

Contact

Tel: +1 703 243 0970
Email: info@wrapcompliance.org
Web: www.wrapcompliance.org

Location

2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 601,
Arlington, Virginia 22201
United States
Creation Date: 
Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 11:25

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