Responsible Mining

Resolution in Support of Responsible Mining

Whereas, the Society of North American Goldsmiths is an organization of individuals
who take great pride in their work as metal artists, jewelers and educators; and

Whereas, our organization seeks to advance the field of metalsmithing in a manner
that is consistent with the highest ethical standards; and

Whereas, the use of irresponsibly mined gold that harms people,
communities or the environment does not reflect our values;
therefore be it

Resolved, that we do hereby call upon the mining industry to work within an
authenticated framework of responsible mining practices; and be it further

Resolved, that we will support and encourage the use of gold that is independently
certified to reflect that it has been responsibly sourced according to broadly-accepted
environmental, social and human rights standards.

-Passed May 27, 2006 in Chicago, IL