Fairtrade is a product seal that is already well known from food items such as coffee or chocolate. The Fairtrade product seal certifies gold and silver from responsible artisanal & small-scale mining organizations with the objective to bring about positive change to small-scale mining, promote sustainable social-economic development, ensure environmental protection and give everyone access to responsibly mined gold. The Fairtrade certification system is secured by independent, accredited auditing organizations such as FLOCERT. This ensures that the mining organizations comply with the requirements of the Fairtrade Standard. The entire supply chain is audited, which includes all companies working with and making claims about Fairtrade Gold and Fairtrade Silver, from the mine to the finished piece of jewelry.
Benefits for mining communities:
- A guaranteed minimum price of 95 % of the London Bullion Market price for gold and silver (Fairever even pays 97 % to 99 %!)
- A premium for better living and working conditions and community development
- Investment in organisational and social development and environmental protection
You'll find detailed information about the work of Fairtrade, the Fairtrade Gold Standard and its benefits for artisanal and small-scale mining organisations on the Fairtrade Website.
These seals are used by Fairtrade licensed companies for Fairtrade certified products:
Photo: © Fairtrade Deutschland e.V. / Eduardo Martino