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RapNet - RJC Signs Deal with Artisanal Gold Miners

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. "Through this collaboration, we will work closely with these organizations to promote sustainability and ethical ...

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Just Gold - Tracing conflict-free and legal artisanal gold ...

Through the Just Gold project, we create incentives for artisanal gold miners to channel their product to legal exporters—and eventually responsible consumers. As part of the project, the local traders we partner with buy the gold from miners at fair and transparent prices.

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Reducing Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale ...

About 20% of the world's gold is produced by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. This sector is also responsible for the largest releases of mercury to the environment of any sector globally. A major source of air pollution from mercury, artisanal and small-scale gold mining releases approximately 400 metric tons of airborne ...

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Pulling at golden webs: Combating criminal consortia in ...

Pulling at golden webs: Combating criminal consortia in the African artisanal and small-scale gold mining and trade sector. 2019-04-24. The development potential of the African artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector is undermined by criminal consortia across the continent who exploit it for economic and political ends at the expense of vulnerable populations.

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Investigating DRC's illegal gold trade | News | Africa | M&G

Investigating DRC's illegal gold trade Tracing commercially available gold back to illegal mining operations is easier said than done ... this so-called artisanal form of mining is allowed if the ...

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Analysis report on Supply chains of artisanal gold in West ...

Apr 29, 2018 · In Burkina Faso, merchants use gold to circumvent trade laws and exchange foreign currency abroad by informally exporting artisanal gold. This currency is used to purchase their foreign import goods and thus reduce custom taxes. The route of artisanal gold passes mainly through Togo, and from there it is officially exported to Dubai.

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Just Gold - fully traceable, conflict-free, artisanal gold ...

About IMPACT and Fair Trade Jewellery Co. Fair Trade Jewellery Co.'s move to import gold produced through the Just Gold project is vital to supporting artisanal gold mining communities in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and ensuring a long-term, sustainable solution for traceable and conflict-free artisanal gold.

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Fairgold - Fairtrade Gold & Silver

There are 15 million artisanal and small scale gold miners in the world (ASM), with a further 100 million people who are dependent on ASM. Small-scale miners extract between 10-15% of the global gold supply chain, yet make up over 90% of the labour force in gold mining.

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Gold miners | Fairtrade Foundation

Gold is mined all over the world, the metal-rich rock, known as ore, is extracted from the Earth's crust. 90% of gold miners globally are artisanal and small-scale miners and an estimated 100 million people worldwide rely on small-scale mining to support their families and communities.

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First export of artisanal gold from eastern Congo to ...

Jun 27, 2017 · [quote]Fair Trade Jewellery, a Toronto-based pioneer in ethical sourcing, sustainability and retail, imported 238 grams of artisanal gold in three gold doré bars to Canada. Within days, the Toronto team refined, alloyed and designed four responsibly-mined and conflict-free artisanal gold rings.

Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining, Uganda | EJAtlas

In Uganda, almost all artisanal gold is mined and exported illegally. Unregulated gold mining has been leading conflicts in the mining sector, competing in land uses, smuggling of gold, child labour, human rights abuses, environmental and human health concerns and tax revenue losses (1).

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Responsible Artisanal Gold Solutions Forum Announces First ...

Oct 26, 2018 · The Responsible Artisanal Gold Solutions Forum (Forum) is a -stakeholder coalition seeking to learn about and address critical barriers to the production and trade of artisanal gold from the ...

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World Gold Council | The Authority on Gold

The World Gold Council is the authority on Gold. Explore unique gold market and gold industry research and understand what keeps gold relevant today.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources

The Responsible Artisanal Gold Solutions Forum (Forum) is a -stakeholder coalition seeking to learn about and address critical barriers to the production and trade of artisanal gold from the Great Lakes Region in a way that verifiably meets national, regional, and international laws and standards for responsible sourcing.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining | World Gold Council

Aug 16, 2019 · The World Gold Council supports the responsible mining and trading of gold from all legitimate sources, including Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). Artisanal gold mining, with low levels of capital investment and mechanisation, is very different in nature to Large-scale Mining. ASM is practiced in many forms and provides livelihoods to a ...

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New gold standard emerges for Congo's miners, Canada's ...

Jun 25, 2017 · About 15 per cent of the world's gold supply is provided by the 30 million workers in the small-scale and artisanal mining industry. But these miners .

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A new shine to gold: Reducing health hazards of artisanal ...

Poverty, little to no economic opportunity, poor governance, a lack of awareness of the dangers of mercury and a lack of knowledge of alternative gold recovery methods, drives some of the world's poorest people to accept any level of risk to keep plying their trade. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is the world's largest employer in the ...

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Fairgold - Fairtrade Gold & Silver

Fairtrade Gold - the best gold story in the world. ... There are 15 million artisanal and small scale gold miners in the world (ASM), with a further 100 million people who are dependent on ASM. Small-scale miners extract between 10-15% of the global gold supply chain, yet make up over 90% of the labour force in gold mining. ...

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Reducing Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale ...

About 20% of the world's gold is produced by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. This sector is also responsible for the largest releases of mercury to the environment of any sector globally. A major source of air pollution from mercury, artisanal and small-scale gold mining releases approximately 400 metric tons of airborne ...

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Africa: Investigating DR Congo's Illegal Gold Trade ...

In the DRC's many artisanal mines, gold is both valuable and easy to find. So these armed groups will often try to find a way to get involved in the industry, mostly through forced labor or smuggling.

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