Gold



A Golden GlobeIn early May, four additional companies announced their support for the No Dirty Gold campaign, according to organizer Earthworks, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group.The latest to sign on to the group’s Golden Rules?are Robbins Brothers, a Los Angeles-based retail chain; Meghan Connolly Haupt, an Oakland, Calif.-based sustainable jewelry designer; Battle Creek, Mich.-based D.NEA, which sells lab-grown diamonds; and Bario-Neal, a Philadelphia manufacturer.The Golden Rules support cleaner sources of gold and other precious metals and raise concern over environmentally destructive mining practices, like water and soil contamination. They also call on gold-extracting companies to meet certain basic social standards, including respect for human rights. The list of signatories now includes 70 jewelry companies. —Rob BatesOn Your MarkThe Fairtrade Labelling Organizations I
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