We’re working to ensure that gold mining operations respect human rights and the environment by demanding changes in the way gold and other metals are extracted and produced.

No Dirty Gold is an international campaign working to ensure that gold mining operations respect human rights and the environment. The No Dirty Gold campaign seeks to educate consumers, retailers, manufacturers about the impacts of irresponsible gold mining, and to enlist their support to persuade the mining industry to clean up its act. More »

Dirty Gold’s Impact

Most consumers don’t know where the gold in their products comes from, or how it is mined. Gold mining is one of the most destructive industries in the world. It can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems. Producing gold for one wedding ring alone generates 20 tons of waste. More »

Better Mining

We work to reduce the ecological and human footprint of mining.

One way we do that is to promote alternatives to mining. We supports sustainable materials use in the form of increased efficiency, recycling, and repurposing – tapping existing supplies of minerals, and boosting recycling rates. More »


Gold mining is one of the dirtiest industries in the world — it contaminates drinking water, destroys traditional livelihoods, and displaces indigenous communities. And irresponsible mining harms the reputation of retailers and manufacturers of products that use gold, such as jewelry and electronics. More »