Our Policy on Responsible Gold
We are fully committed to the responsible sourcing of gold and other minerals that make their way into jewelry products. We believe gold should be extracted and processed in a manner that respects the needs of people and the earth. We encourage our business partners to adhere to responsible business practices. With that in mind, we are actively asking our suppliers to affirm to us, in writing, their commitment to the responsible sourcing of gold. We believe a commitment to responsible gold must include suppliers, to ensure that responsible practices are addressed at every point in the supply chain. Without the engagement of all segments of our industry, retailers’ individual pledges to source responsibly will not be meaningful. We strongly support the efforts of our trade association, Jewelers of America, to collectively ensure good practices at every level of the supply chain. JA actively participates in and supports initiatives such as the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), the Diamond Development Initiative International (DDII), and the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA). We are therefore very much involved in not only ensuring we understand the issues as they stand, but in helping to resolve them.