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RJC Seeks Public Comment on Fairtrade, Fairmined Standard

May 4, 2012 11:17 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) opened public comment through June 2, 2012 for its proposal to formally recognize the  ''Fairtrade Fairmined Standard'' as a responsible mining standard under the group's chain-of-custody standards.

The Fairtrade and Fairmined standards contribute to the formalization and democratization of artisanal and small-scale gold mining, RJC stated, in addition to bringing additional market access to certified artisanal and small-scale producers. RJC's chain-of-custody certified refiners will be able to source from Fairtrade and Fairmined certified small-scale gold producers, contributing to the integration of artisanal and small-scale miners into the formal economy.

Those interested in commenting may download the comparability report for Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard for Gold From Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, and then send remarks to consultation-at-responsiblejewellery.com before the deadline.

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