09.0113 Product Stewardship & Certification, Inspection & Verification

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

Key Words

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

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. Read more »

Contact

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

Key Words

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

Track Record Global

Description

Track Record Global has grown organically from start-up to successful business with a steadily expanding number of EU based and international blue chip customers, including Home Retail Group, Wolseley UK and SIG. Our Service enables customers to manage their product's reputational and regulatory risk. We identify inherent risk (in terms of the source and supply chain contributing factors) and, working with customers, determine systematic ways to mitigate it. Read more »

Location

The Studio, Witney Lakes Resort,
Downs Road,
Witney OX29 0SY
United Kingdom

SGS United Kingdom Ltd

Description

Founded in 1878, the SGS Group is the world's largest organisation in the field of inspection and verification. Truly worldwide and benefiting from a unique international network of affiliated companies with 845 offices, 338 laboratories and over 31,000 full-time employees, the SGS Group is able to provide its international clientele with a comprehensive range of services in more than 140 countries. Read more »

Location

Inward Way, Rossmore Business Park,
Ellesmere Port CH65 3EN
United Kingdom

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Description

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, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity. Read more »

Location

8 Coldbath Square,
London EC1R 5HL
United Kingdom

Responsible 100

Description

Responsible 100 is about making real responsibility the most profitable option for any business. It does this by providing a tool for any company to work out how well it currently performs on various important social, environmental and ethical issues, how it compares with other firms, what better practices look like and how and when to adopt them. Read more »

Location

Kemp House,
152-160 City Road,
London EC1V 2NX
United Kingdom

The International Businesses Standards Organization (IBSO)

Description

Founded in 2011, the IBSO is a non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of sustainable and fair trade practices worldwide, providing standards for public and private institutions involved in international trade and finance.

The mainly popular and well-known project is Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce that encompasses peaceful and sustainable development, respect for human rights and responsible environmental stewardship.

Location

PO Box 7018,
King George Street,
Jerusalem 91070
Israel

The Gold Standard Foundation

Description

The Gold Standard is an award winning certification standard for carbon mitigation projects and is recognised internationally as the benchmark for quality and rigour in both the compliance and voluntary carbon markets. We certify renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and land use & forest carbon offset projects to ensure that they all demonstrate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and sustainable development benefits in local communities that are measured, reported and verified. Read more »

Location

Avenue Louis Casai 79,
Geneva-Cointrin CH-1216
Switzerland

Bureau Veritas

Description

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. Read more »

Location

Head Office,
Suite 308 Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway,
Birmingham B24 9FD
United Kingdom

Social Accountability International (SAI)

Description

Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. It partners to advance the human rights of workers and to eliminate sweatshops by promoting ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility and social dialogue.

Social Accountability International's shared vision is of decent work everywhere—sustained by widespread understanding that decent work can secure basic human rights while benefiting business. Read more »

Location

15 West 44th Street, 6th Floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
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