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5 October 2007

[PDF] Statement of policy regarding gemstones mined in Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Cartier

Given the current crisis, and in accordance with our commitment to continuous improvement, Cartier has stopped buying gemstones which may have been mined in Burma (wherever those stones have been cut and exported from) until further notice...Cartier...

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29 May 2007

full report: "Conflict diamonds: UK jewellery retailers still not doing enough"

Author: Global Witness & Amnesty International

[links to full survey and summary] This survey conducted by Global Witness and Amnesty International UK between December 2006 and February 2007, shows that most top-selling UK jewellers still lack adequate policies to effectively combat the trade in...

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29 May 2007

UK diamond retailers failing to implement policies to combat conflict diamonds, says report by Amnesty & Global Witness

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29 May 2007

UK retailers fail to curb conflict gems

Author: Nicol Degli Innocenti, Financial Times

Diamond retailers in the UK are failing to play their part in the battle against conflict diamonds and risk undermining the United Nations-backed initiative [Kimberly Process] to clean up the industry, according to a report to be released today...by...

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9 February 2007

No Dirty Gold campaign sends 11-retailer Valentine to U.S. gold miners

Author: Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the No Dirty Gold campaign has resurrected with 11 more U.S. jewelry retailers...announcing their support for more socially and environmentally responsible mining... Meanwhile, the...campaign stepped up its pressure...

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8 February 2007

Leading Retailers Pledge Their Gold Jewelry Will Sparkle Responsibly

Author: No Dirty Gold

...11 jewelry retailers are announcing their support for the No Dirty Gold campaign's Golden Rules criteria for more socially and environmentally responsible mining, bringing the total number of jewelry retailers supporting the Golden Rules up to 19.....

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10 December 2006

No Dirty Gold campaign recognises commitment to social & environmental rules by 19 jewellery sellers including Birks & Mayors, QVC, Tiffany, Wal-Mart, Zale - Target pressured to join

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10 November 2006

Blood Diamonds: A step in the right direction

Author: Maria Doulton, Financial Times

...The World Diamond Council is busy handing out “Conflict Diamond Confidence Packs” to retailers with handy “pocket confidence” cards for tricky questions they expect the film [Blood Diamond] will generate once the words Blood Diamond are on cinema...

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15 August 2006

Socially responsible gold mining urged

Author: James Langman, Washington Times

...Earthworks and Oxfam America...have organized letter-writing protests and a media campaign asking jewelers not to buy gold from mines that harm the environment and nearby communities. Eight leading jewelers, including Zales, Cartier [part of...

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14 June 2006

Miners, retailers to certify ethical production of metal

Author: Kelly Patterson, Ottawa Citizen

Metals may be next on the list of consumer products guaranteed to conform to high environmental and human rights standards. Some of the biggest mining companies...including Newmont...BHP Billiton and...Falconbridge Inc., as well as retail giants...

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