Visiting the Mines: SOTRAMI (Peru)

The SOTRAMI gold mine in Santa Filomena has been the first Fairtrade-certified mine in Peru since 2011. The Fairtrade premiums have already been used to build a health center and renovate the village school.

Blood Gold, Child Labor, Human Rights

The price of gold is high: Gigantic areas of tropical rainforest are being cleared, countless people are being displaced, toxic waste is being dumped into rivers and groundwater is being contaminated. Did you know that one gold ring alone causes over 20 tons of toxic waste?