Love, Earth by Wal-Mart, USA | Print |

Wal-Mart, one of the largest jewellery retailers in the United States, has recognised the potential damaging impact on the environment and communities from jewelry production including mining, refining, polishing, and cutting and manufacturing. As a means of promoting more sustainable practices in the jewelry supply chain, Wal-Mart has established a jewelry sustainability group, aimed at providing its customers with affordable, quality products that have less impact on communities and the environment.

Environmental management by Shore Gold Inc., South Africa | Print |

Shore Gold recognizes and respects the inherent value of the environment in which it works, and seeks to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment through strategic planning, implementation of best management practices and innovation, while continually seeking to improve the quality of its environmental practices.

Vukani-Ubuntu, South Africa | Print |

Vukani-Ubuntu has established eight community development projects in four provinces of South Africa since 1999. Vukani is a registered non-profit organisation whose projects ensure sustainable development through job-creation and entrepreneurship development in the jewellery industry. It offers a national three-year diploma in jewellery design and manufacturing and upon completion of the course students are placed in meaningful employment.

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