Gold
but Fair

The strictest standards in 
the industry make sure 
that the gold we sell is 
sourced responsibly and 
has a positive impact 
on communities.
 

FAIR STANDARDS

Which seals to trust for fair gold?

There are many companies that advertise green gold or ethical gold but on closer inspection the respective standards are often inadequate. There is no verification by independent control institutions and no traceability back to the mine. The living and working conditions of local people are not improved in any way.

The most important certifications Fairtrade Gold and Fairmined Gold aim to support local communities, especially small-scale producers. These certifications represent transparent supply chains, fair working conditions, and equitable compensation. By using Fairtrade Gold and Fairmined Gold, we contribute to promoting social justice and ecological sustainability.

Fairtrade was declared by Stiftung
Warentest as the most trustworthy
seal for fair trade.

 
This seal is used for Gold certified by Fairtrade Standards.
www.fairtrade.net

The Fairmined Initiative stands
exclusively for responsible mining
and thus has expert knowledge. 


This seal is used for Gold certified by Fairmined Standards.
www.fairmined.org

Fairever is specialized in trading precious metals from responsible
small-scale mining. 


This is our logo and signifies Gold & Silver traded by our sourcing policy.
www.fairever.gold

Fairmined & Fairtrade

The Fairmined & Fairtrade Standards 

In 2009, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launched the so-called “Standard Zero” for responsible gold mining. They were later joined by Fairtrade International, which led to the first Fairmined and Fairtrade certified gold.

In 2013, ARM and Fairtrade's collaboration ended and today the organizations work independently with different certification types, but united by their common goal of social, economic and ecological gold mining.

Joint Mission

  • Minimum price of 95% of the daily gold price announced by the London Bullion Market Association.

  • Payment of a Social Premium, the purpose of which is democratically determined by the mining cooperatives. 

Different Premium Models

Fairtrade 
Gold

$ 2000

/kg
Premium
  • Gold certified by Fairtrade Standards
  • Minimum price paid to mining organization: 95 %
  • Safe and reduced use of toxic chemicals in the mining process

Fairmined 
Gold

$ 4000

/ kg
Premium
  • Gold certified by Fairmined Standards
  • Minimum price paid to mining organization: 95 %
  • Safe and reduced use of toxic chemicals in the mining process

Fairmined
Eco Gold

$ 6000

/ kg
Premium
  • Gold certified by Fairmined Standards
  • Minimum price paid to mining organization: 95 %
  • No use of toxic chemicals in the mining process; 
    ecological requirements

Fairmined 
Silver

$ 100

/ kg
Premium
  • Silver certified by Fairmined Standards
  • Minimum price paid to mining organization: 95 %
  • Safe and reduced use of toxic chemicals in the mining process

Transparency & Traceability

The Fairmined and Fairtrade standards cover four core areas that have proven essential to promote the sustainable development of mining organizations and their communities. The established minimum price for mined gold and the additional social premiums are used to fund activities that contribute to compliance with the standards. 

Security through 
independent controls

Every Fairmined or Fairtrade certified actor in the supply chain is subject to independent audits. 

Certification organizations, such as FLOCERT and Ecocert, ensure that social, economic, and environmental standards are met and mines are paid the specified minimum price and premium. 

100 % traceability is mandatory, starting with the gold from the mine until the finished piece of jewelry. The exact amounts of gold mined and all following transactions along the supply chain are documented. This way, it is ensured that no uncertified gold is wrongfully added to the respective supply chain.

Security through 
independent controls

Every Fairmined or Fairtrade certified actor in the supply chain is subject to independent audits. 

Certification organizations, such as FLOCERT and Ecocert, ensure that social, economic, and environmental standards are met and mines are paid the specified minimum price and premium. 

100 % traceability is mandatory, starting with the gold from the mine until the finished piece of jewelry. The exact amounts of gold mined and all following transactions along the supply chain are documented. This way, it is ensured that no uncertified gold is wrongfully added to the respective supply chain.

SHOP

Gold & Silver with an Impact.

Jewelers & goldsmiths can find a wide range of semi-finished jewelry products out of certified Fairtrade Gold & Silver as well as Fairmined Gold & Silver.

Are you looking for an ethical investment? We offer Fairtrade Gold bars. 

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IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS

Together, we can reach the whole world. 

This is why we engage in organizations that fight for change within our industry. Click on their logos below to learn more.