02.0124 Certification, Labelling, Sourcing & Supply Chain

The Fairmined Initiative

Description

Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.

Contact

Tel: +57 (4) 332 47 11
Email: info@fairmined.org
Web: www.fairmined.org

Key Words

responsible sourcing, fair, gold, silver, fairmined, artisanal, mining, jewelry, jewellery

Alliance for Responsible Mining

Description

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is global pioneering initiative that was established in 2004. We work for the sustainable development of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) with a worldwide network of experts and partners. ARM is committed to social justice and environmental responsibility as the values driving the transformation of ASM. We have developed the Fairmined standard for gold and associated precious metals and own the Fairmined Certification Mark, a registered trademark which shows that a product has met our standard. Read more »

Contact

Tel: +57 (4) 332 47 11
Email: arm@responsiblemines.org
Web: www.responsiblemines.org

Key Words

FAIRMINED, ethical, sustainable, mining, sustainable development, responsible, artisanal, small-scale

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Description

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity. Read more »

Location

8 Coldbath Square,
London EC1R 5HL
United Kingdom

Historic Futures Ltd / String3

Description

We make it possible for companies to collect and manage value chain data, from primary production to finished product and to communicate good practice to their customers.

We work with any product, anywhere in the value chain, and don't judge specifications ("organic", "Fair Trade", "GMO" etc.) Our mission is to create a framework to measure value chain performance rather than define what that performance should be. Read more »

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1993 886 420
Email: info@historicfutures.com
Web: www.historicfutures.com

Key Words

supply chain, mapping, traceability, provenance, supplier, management

Fair Rubber e.V. (Fair Rubber Association)

Description

The Fair Rubber Association applies the principles of Fair Trade to trade in products made from natural rubber. This contributes to an improvement of the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex (rubber).

The producers of rubber receive a Fair Trade premium of EUR 0.50/kg DRC (Dry Rubber Content). This 'extra' is paid on top of and irrespective of the market price of rubber. Read more »

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8992 0175
Email: info@fairrubber.org
Web: www.fairrubber.org

Key Words

Rubber, Fair Trade, FSC, mattresses, condoms, household, gloves, hot water bottles

Positive Luxury

Description

Positive Luxury awards its Blue Butterfly Mark of Positive Living only to brands able to prove they are committed to making our society a better, safer, healthier place. It’s all about making a difference and giving back.

We employ stringent guidelines. Of every four or five brands that apply, we award one Blue Butterfly. Our advisory board includes broadcaster and commentator, Sir Jonathon Porritt, Director of Grayling Future Planet and author of Deeper Luxury, Anthony Kleanthous and Director of Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion, Dilys Williams. Read more »

Contact

Tel: + (0) 20 3582 3212
Email: hello@positiveluxury.com
Web: www.positiveluxury.com

Fair Labour Association (FLA)

Description

The products we buy should not come at the cost of workers' rights. The Fair Labor Association believes that all goods should be produced fairly and ethically, and brings together three key constituencies - universities, civil society organizations (CSOs) and companies - to find sustainable solutions to systemic labor issues.

Since 1999, FLA has helped improve workers' lives by:

  • Holding affiliated companies accountable for implementing FLA’s Code of Conduct across their supply chains.
Read more »

Contact

Tel: +1 202 898 1000
Web: www.fairlabor.org

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Description

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of factories engaged in lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. Read more »

Contact

Tel: +1 703 243 0970
Email: info@wrapcompliance.org
Web: www.wrapcompliance.org

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Description

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer. Read more »

Fair Wear Foundation

Description

Our mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry. Read more »

Contact

Tel: +31 20 408 4255
Email: info@fairwear.nl
Web: www.fairwear.org

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