What is Ethically Sourced Gold?

Ethically sourced gold is simply gold that was mined with little to no negative impact on the miners or the environment in which they are mined. Gold mining usually happens in remote areas and can be very dangerous as it requires working with large and heavy machinery. Ethically sourced gold comes from mines where the miners are paid fair wages and have safe working conditions. These mines typically operate in such a way as to minimise the destruction to the earth as well.

How Do We Know If Gold Is Ethically Sourced?

At first glance, this might seem even harder to track than blood diamonds but there are organisations like the Responsible Jewellery Council that have set out to accomplish this difficult task. The Responsible Jewellery Council conducts consistent audits of its members to ensure that the mines are following the code of practices set by the organisation.