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

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Article
3 March 2006

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

Author: QVC

We have been in touch with Oxfam/Earthworks and have communicated to them our corporate policy on QVC's gold buying practices. [QVC is part of Liberty Media]

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Company non-response
13 February 2006

Kmart (part of Sears) 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
13 February 2006

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

Author: No Dirty Gold Campaign

...[T]he No Dirty Gold campaign [has] identified your company as "lagging behind" on making commitments to supporting reform of the gold-mining industry... Through numerous letters we have raised with you our concerns about the serious human rights and environmental problems associated with gold mining, and urged that your firm make commitments to more responsible sourcing of gold... We urge you once again to join leading jewelry firms in endorsing the "Golden Rules," criteria for more responsible production of gold. [letter sent to: ][Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Rolex, Wal-Mart, Sears/KMart, Jostens, QVC (part of Liberty Media), Fred Meyer Jewelers (part of Kroger), Whitehall Jewellers, JC Penney to respond to the allegations. Jostens, Fred Meyer Jewelers, QVC, JC Penney, Wal-Mart responses are below. Sears/KMart, Rolex and Whitehall Jewellers declined to respond]

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Article
1 February 2006

Helzberg Diamonds Says No To Dirty Gold

Author: Helzberg Diamonds

In response to growing environmental and human rights concerns related to the mining of karat gold used in jewelry manufacturing, H. Marvin Beasley, Chairman and C.E.O. of Helzberg Diamonds [part of Berkshire Hathaway] said, "Our company is extremely concerned about the environmental and social impacts of irresponsible mining practices, and we strive to promote the responsible production of gold and precious metals.

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