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Joint Call to Industry: Engage with ASM

Female ASM worker

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has joined a call to action urging the gold and jewellery industry to include Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM) in their sourcing policies and practices.

The ASM sector employs approximately 42 million people, with more than 150 million people worldwide depend on mining to make a living. The greatest opportunity for the gold and jewellery industry to generate positive economic, social and environmental impact is to support artisanal and small-scale miners. Recycling and closed loop measures have significant environmental benefits, but given the millions of people who depend on artisanal and small-scale mining, companies that choose 100% recycled gold are disengaging from urgent needs in their supply chain.

We encourage the industry to have a sourcing strategy that includes recycled and responsible metals from artisanal and small-scale mining.

#EngagewithASM

Joint call on the Gold industry

This statement is signed by a variety of civil society as well as small-scale mining organizations. For more information and to view the full list, please refer to the joint statement.

Further Information

Olivia Saunders-Smith
Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
communications@responsiblejewellery.com
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

About Responsible Jewellery Council

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is the leading standards organisation of the global jewellery and watch industry. It has over 1,600 member companies in 71 countries, that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, coloured gemstones, silver, gold and platinum group metals.

RJC is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice – a globally recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. More information at isealalliance.org. is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2009.

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