Letter to Jewelry Retailer "Laggards" from the No Dirty Gold Campaign

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Company response
3 August 2006

Response by QVC (part of Liberty Media): No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing

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Company non-response
3 August 2006

Rolex did not respond to: No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing

Company response
3 July 2006

Response by Fred Meyer Jewelers (part of Kroger): No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing.

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Article
24 April 2006

[DOC] Response of Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club on sustainability in the jewellery supply chain

Author: Wal-Mart/Sam's Club

The Sustainable Value Network for Jewelry will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders to find innovative solutions to environmental and social challenges facing products made from a variety of materials including minerals, metals and precious metals. This network will likely include suppliers and other value-chain partners, nongovernmental organizations such as EarthWorks, Oxfam, Green Seal and Conservation International, government representatives, and technical experts as well as Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart associates... The long-term vision of the Jewelry Network is to provide customers with affordable, quality products that have a positive effect on human health and/or the environment. This vision will be achieved by adherence to the following guiding principles:
• Safe, effective and efficient methods and labor practices for materials sourcing
• Transparency of supply sources
• Efficient production
• Minimization of waste and pollution...
[also refers to Noranda (part of Falconbridge)]

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Company response
8 March 2006

Response by J.C. Penney: No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing.

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Company response
8 March 2006

Response by Sam’s Club (part of Walmart): No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing.

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Company non-response
8 March 2006

Whitehall Jewellers did not respond to: No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on gold sourcing.

Article
8 March 2006

[PDF] Letter from JC Penney to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre regarding gold sourcing standards and No Dirty Gold campaign

Author: Kathleen F. McGuigan, Senior Counsel, J. C. Penney

JCPenney has long been committed to legal, ethical and environmentally sound business practices. We require our suppliers to share that commitment... As a purchaser of gold jewelry, we, like our customers, are concerned about the environmental and social impact of gold mining and refining operations. To address those issues effectively, we advocate a comprehensive approach of the type in which our suppliers and their industry organizations have been engaged with the mining and refining industries, NGOs and other stakeholders... We understand that the mining and jewelry industries are currently in discussions with the No Dirty Gold Campaign and other interested parties to determine how best to ensure that gold is responsibly mined.

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Article
7 March 2006

[DOC] Statement of Fred Meyer Jewelers in response to No Dirty Gold campaign call to adopt social & environmental standards for gold sourcing

Author: Fred Meyer Jewelers

Fred Meyer Jewelers is aware of the important issues raised by the advocacy group "No Dirty Gold" and the company considers these issues very serious. We are currently looking into the issues and examining our company practices. And, we are in discussions with Jewelers of America to make sure that we are in compliance with industry standards.

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Company response
6 March 2006

Statement of Jostens in response to No Dirty Gold campaign call to adopt social & environmental standards for gold sourcing

Author: Jostens

Jostens believes it conducts its business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Jostens will evaluate if additional action is appropriate.

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