By Marc Choyt, FJA USA The first feedback period for ARM and FLO’s proposed standards to mass balance or dilute the fairtrade gold content in the product composition of jewellery is over. We are not certain what the decision will be, but clearly we are a major turning point that will determine the fate ofRead More
The Shakespearean Acting of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance For Responsible Mining (ARM). Comic or Tragic?
Marc Choyt, Director of Fair Jewelry Action USA, muses on current events and responds to letters from ARM and RJC. In June and July over a hundred and fifty jewelers and civil society members signed the Fair Jewelry Action (FJA) and Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) letter to the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) andRead More
RJC Recognition of Part A of the Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard for Artisanal and Small Scale Miners We have recently received concerns about the potential impacts of the recognition of the producer section of the Fairtrade and Fairmined standard (Part A) by the RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Standard and about the ARM and Fairtrade International partnership’sRead More