Jewelry report card update: more jewelers get a higher grade
By Alan Septoff
April 2, 2010
Last month, we told you about the release of Tarnished Gold: assessing the jewelry industry's progress on ethical sourcing of metals. In essence, Tarnished Gold is a report card that evaluates the progress jewelers have made in pursuit of cleaner sources of precious metals.
Some jewelers saw the first report and realized they needed to do more, and tell us more about what they were already doing. So they sent us additional information and assurance about their efforts.
Yesterday we issued an updated report, which notes further advances by four large jewelers and a dozen smaller companies. Eleven small jewelry companies now deserve an "A" rating for their efforts.
For more information:
- Tarnished Gold
- No Dirty Gold campaign's Golden Rules
- Press release announcing the release of Tarnished Gold
- Fact sheet about Tarnished Gold and jewelry retailers