Certified Fairtrade Gold & Platinum
Making a difference for small scale miners
At Ingle & Rhode, we were delighted to be amongst the first jewellers in the world licensed to offer jewellery made with certified Fairtrade & Fairmined gold and platinum.
In March 2010, the Fairtrade Foundation and the Alliance for Responsible Mining announced the launch of the Fairtrade & Fairmined gold standards. A number of artisinal and small scale mining groups in South America have been audited to ensure that they meet these criteria. Certified Fairtrade & Fairmined gold was officially launched on 14th February 2011, and following this, we received our first shipment.
Millions of people worldwide rely on small-scale gold mining to survive. Most of them work in harsh conditions with no health and safety regulations, and many of them do not receive a fair price for the gold that they produce. Gold certified to Fairtrade standards provides small-scale miners and their communities in developing countries the opportunity for better living and working conditions.
In addition to Fairtrade gold and platinum, we also offer the option of having our jewellery made using 100% recycled gold and platinum.