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No Dirty Gold Signatories

No Dirty Gold Signatories
by no dirty gold

http://www.nodirtygold.org/supportin...

community impact, worker treatment, mission & values, waste management, resource management

The No Dirty Gold campaign aims to bring to light the human and environmental costs of mining gold, which the group estimates creates 20 tons of mine waste to source enough gold for one ring.

Criteria:

  • Respect basic human rights outlined in international conventions and law
  • Obtain the free, prior, and informed consent of affected communities
  • Respect workers' rights and labor standards, including safe working conditions
  • Ensure that operations are not located in areas of armed or militarized conflict
  • Ensure that projects do not force communities off their lands
  • Ensure that projects are not located in protected areas, fragile; ecosystems, or other areas of high conservation or ecological value
  • Refrain from dumping mine wastes into the ocean, rivers, lakes, or streams
  • Ensure that projects do not contaminate water, soil, or air with sulfuric acid drainage or other toxic chemicals
  • Cover all costs of closing down and cleaning up mine sites
  • Fully disclose information about social and environmental effects of projects
  • Allow independent verification of the above.

tags: clothing & accessories

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