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Swiss gold refiner Metalor to stop sourcing from artisanal mines citing increased cost of ensuring compliance with human rights

Swiss gold refinery Metalor has announced it will no longer deal with artisanal mining operations citing increasing costs of ensuring that gold from these mines is produced in compliance with human rights and environmental standards. Experts however have raised concerns that boycotting artisanal mining is not the answer because it strips communities of their livelihood. More information is available below.