Ethical Foundations

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all checklist to evaluate ethicalness. It is a process that involves adopting ethical studio and business practices, sourcing responsibly and supporting mining reform and transparency. Jewelers pursuing ethical foundations for their businesses are acting responsibly and demonstrating the demand for accountability and responsible sourcing. To build an ethical foundation:
    •    Demand supply chain transparency
    •    Choose the most responsibly sourced materials
    •    Reduce your impact on the environment
    •    Operate your business with transparency
    •    Stay informed and support mining reform efforts
    •    Include an ethical/environmental statement on your website
    •    Donate a percentage of profits to a charity that supports mining communities