This World Day against Child Labour, we look at the difficulties with ending child labour in the often-informal ASM sector and Levin Sources' work in the sector.
Join Jane Barnett on her journey to create a pair of ethical and bespoke handmade orange sapphire earrings and an aquamarine and sapphire pendant she will treasure forever.
Levin Sources has been working to identify and analyse good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes in order to find opportunities for positive intervention.
Levin Sources has become a signatory of the New York Declaration on Forests, demonstrating our commitment to protect forests through our own work and our influence in the sector.
Our key takeaways from the 2019 OECD Forum on Responsible Supply Chain
We support the principles of the circular economy, but over the years have witnessed first-hand how light-touch the due diligence carried out on recycled products is. This must change.
The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) has published a Levin Sources-developed market study on the demand for responsible ASM gold. We summarise the key findings here.
A summary of reports, studies, thought pieces and articles published by Levin Sources in 2018.
Risks to biodiversity posed by Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) receive little attention when compared with Large-scale Mining (LSM), despite the severity of direct, indirect and cumulative impacts. Is ASM considered unmanageable and therefore slips down agendas?
Levin Sources’ Founder and Director Estelle Levin-Nally has joined the Advisory Council of Ethical Metalsmiths, a US-based organisation of jewellery industry professionals inspiring responsible production and consumption.
Levin Sources Associate Jonathan R Stacey is contributing to a panel discussion on what companies are doing with regards to mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector - what works, what doesn’t and sharing lessons learnt. We want to get your views on the table too.