In our last post, Jewelry: the Troubles with Baubles, we explored the ocean of ethical, social and environmental troubles that are swamping conventional gold and diamond jewelry. In this post we turn our attention to the more sustainable solutions and alternatives that eco-jewelry offers for gold and diamond jewelry. In our next post, we will preview some of the other wonderfully beautiful options for eco-jewelry. (…) Diavik Diamond Mines, located in Canadaâ€™s remote Northwest Territories, is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc from London. Diavik Diamond Mines has a very aggressive sustainable development policy. The Diavik Diamond Mines sustainable development policy is comprehensive and thoroughly covers issues such as the protection and monitoring of wildlife including the migration of caribou and marine and fish habitat; development of extensive water systems to protect natural lakes, rivers and waterways; progressive reclamation of mining waste rocks and continual environmental preparation for mine closure; active development of community commitment and improvement especially with the large Aboriginal communities; improving the social well-being of workers and local communities including training programs for workers and scholarships for community school children; aggressive mining safety programs; employee and family assistant programs; worker and community economic development programs; and Aboriginal business support. Image source: organicclothing.blogs.com. > Continue.
10 11 2007