Gold is an essential material in smartphones and other electronics. Its scarcity and unique properties make it one of the world’s most valuable metals. But gold mining practices, especially at the artisanal level, require major changes to improve the safety and wellbeing of the miners. That’s why we’ve formed an innovative partnership with Fairphone, UNICEF, Fairtrade Foundation and Solidaridad to proactively support more responsible gold sourcing.
By combining our expertise in the areas of preventing child labor, improving working conditions and providing a clear path to market, we aim to work with artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM) in Uganda to establish a sustainable, traceable gold supply chain that creates a better future for miners and their families.
This partnership is made possible thanks to the support of Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
More information about the project can be found here.