Open letter to LBMA on concerns that Responsible Sourcing Programme fails to curtail human rights abuse and illicit gold in the supply chain
Global Witness, SWISSAID and RAID all highlighted gaps in LBMA’s Responsible Sourcing Programme and we have identified eleven key issues that LBMA needs urgently to address.
Industry Push on Global Gold Centers Can Reduce Conflict Gold Trade
The gold industry’s new initiative to push gold bullion centers from Dubai to Switzerland to reform and fully implement consistent and credible responsible sourcing standards can have a strong positive impact on the deadly conflict gold trade, Global Witness, IMPACT, and The Sentry said today.
New Global Witness investigation reveals how one of the world’s leading gold refiners, Switzerland’s Valcambi, sources from UAE’s Kaloti, which is linked to Sudanese ‘conflict gold’
The world’s largest gold refiner, the Swiss company Valcambi, has sourced significant quantities of gold from notorious UAE-based refiner Kaloti
Jade mining disaster should be wake-up call for Myanmar government
Today’s devastating landslide in northern Myanmar is a damning indictment of the government’s failure to curb reckless and irresponsible mining practices
Global Witness response to news that head of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces preparing to hand over gold mining areas to Hamdouk government
This move to hand a large chunk of the gold market back to Sudan’s government is a positive step in the right direction.
Secret documents reveal financial network supporting Sudan’s most powerful militia - responsible for the Khartoum massacre
New evidence reveals how the most powerful military leader in Sudan has captured the country’s gold market
Open letter to the Responsible Jewellery Council
The Responsible Jewellery Council’s new standard requiring supply chain due diligence by all its members is a step forward for responsible sourcing in the jewellery industry, but significant gaps remain.
Global Witness statement on London Metal Exchange consultation on responsible sourcing roadmap
Global Witness today joins a coalition of 16 NGOs to respond to the London Metal Exchange's responsible sourcing roadmap in an open letter, as the consultation period comes to a close.
Global Witness statement on launch of London Metal Exchange responsible sourcing roadmap
Global Witness welcomes responsible sourcing rules for LME brands and particularly requirements for brands to publicly report on financial crime and corruption risks in line with EITI and OECD standards, and on named individuals directly responsible for supply chain due diligence within their supplier networks.
Myanmar’s flawed new gemstone law set to restart gemstone permits in tainted sector
The law may do little to reform the notoriously corrupt, conflict-tainted, multi-billion dollar jade sector while allowing companies involved in illegal activities and human rights and environmental harms to secure access to the valuable mineral.
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