This World Gorilla Day, we're pleased to share a publication and video on the relationship between Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) and ape conservation.
The public consultation for the draft revised RCM Manual is open from 8 August 2018 to 7 October 2018. Download the draft manual and consultation form in English and French here.
Estelle Levin-Nally, Director Levin Sources, is speaking at the upcoming 'Fair Luxury at the RCA' event in London, an opportunity for anyone working in or connected to the jewellery industry to hear about and discuss the opportunities and issues surrounding ethical sourcing.
As part of the European Development Days in June 2018, Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald joined a European Commission and GIZ-organised panel to discuss how multi-stakeholder partnerships like the Kimberley Process can further mainstream gender into their work and governance structures.
De Beers’ announcement last week that it’s moving into the gem-grade synthetic diamond market was a surprise to many. Some viewed De Beers’ establishment of the synthetic, low-price diamond brand ‘Lightbox Jewelry’ as the company irrationally cheapening diamonds. In reality, De Beers’ move is pure genius.
Our May Newsletter covers better business for jewellery industry actors, what changing donor priorities means for artisanal and small-scale mining, updates on our upcoming events, and more.
What is the difference between 'responsible' and 'sustainable' sourcing? We cut through the buzzwords and look at how jewellery companies can build value through responsible and sustainable practices.
Members of the Levin Sources team will be in attendence at the OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains and the OECD-World Bank Event on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining April 17 - 20. There, we are hosting ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions to solicit stakeholder feedback.
Explore how both trust and compliance are crucial to any business relationship, and are especially important as mechanisms for risk management in the jewellery sector.
Having spent more than 15 years in a large bilateral donor agency, Levin Sources' Senior Manager of the Good Governance division Holger Grundel shares his thoughts on ASM and how it fits into changing donor priorities.
In part three of our 'Better Business in the Jewellery Sector' series, Due Diligence Manager Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo addressed three capacity barriers to effective supply chain due diligence: human resources, knowledge gaps, and company and supplier willingness.
On International Women's Day, members of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Levin Sources explore challenges and opportunities for women's economic independence in ASM.