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

Author: Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb, Published on: 9 February 2007

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 on...Target urging activists to...[ask] store managers to not sell consumers so-called “dirty” gold. Among the retailers that announced their support for the Non Dirty Gold campaign’s Golden Rules criteria this year are the top U.S. jewelry retailer Wal-Mart and fourth-ranked QVC, as well as Fred Meyer and Littman Jewelers [both part of Kroger], Ben Bridge Jeweler [part of Berkshire Hathaway], Brilliant Earth, TurningPoint, Boscov’s and Michaels Jewelers... Last year eight retailers joined the campaign including Tiffany & Co., Cartier [part of Richemont], Piaget [part of Richemont], Van Cleef & Arpels [part of Richemont], the Signet Group, Helzberg Diamonds [part of Berkshire Hathaway], and Zale Corp. [also refers to signatories Birks & Mayors, Commemorative Brands (part of American Achievement) & its subsidiaries Balfour, ArtCarved, Keystone; Initiative for Responsible Mining (IRMA) members AngloGold-Ashanti, BHP Billiton, DeBeers, Newmont, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, International Copper Association, International Council of Mining and Metals, Nickel Institute]

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Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Berkshire Hathaway BHP Billiton Brilliant Earth Cartier (part of Richemont) Commemorative Brands (part of American Achievement) De Beers (part of Anglo American) Fred Meyer Jewelers (part of Kroger) Helzberg Diamonds (part of Berkshire Hathaway) Liberty Media Newmont Goldcorp Piaget (part of Richemont) QVC (part of Liberty Media) Richemont Rio Tinto Signet Jewelers Target Tiffany Van Cleef & Arpels (part of Richemont) Walmart Xstrata (part of Glencore) Zale (part of Signet)