Earthworks asks retailers, from large department stores to small businesses, to sign the Golden Rules, and seek out metals from sources that meet the Golden Rules for responsible mining. We are heartened to see that 93 retailers have made a commitment to improved standards. In these interviews we ask why they joined the campaign and how they work to implement the Golden Rules.
How do you implement the Golden Rules in your day to day business?
As one of the first and oldest jewelry companies wholly committed to social responsibility, it is simply in our DNA…
How did you get started in the jewelry business?
I was working for a broker in the financial industry but I travelled with my husband to isolated places in Colombia and visited indigenous groups…
When did you first hear about the No Dirty Gold campaign? In your opinion, what kind of impact has the campaign had in terms of raising awareness about mining impacts?
When I first saw No Dirty Gold, I had a stark realization that I was participating in the active destruction of the planet and I wasn’t ok with that.