RJC signs deal with artisanal gold miners

| October 9th, 2018

RJC signs deal with artisanal gold miners
"RJC signs deal with artisanal gold miners"

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has entered into a collaboration that, it claimed, will significantly increase the volume of artisanal-mined gold in the market.

The organization signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss Better Gold Association, the Better Gold Initiative for ASM (artisanal small-scale miners), and the Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland) for Fairtrade.

Under the agreement, the four trade bodies will support the production of five tonnes of responsibly sourced gold by artisanal small-scale miners in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia, which will be introduced into the market by 2020.

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