The Need for Getting Involved

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Make Change

Participation is essential to developing responsible sourcing solutions

By Andrea Hill

Three of the most challenging aspects of engaging in jewelry industry responsible supply chain activities are how opaque jewelry supply chains continue to be, how many problems remain to be solved, and the moral dilemmas around many of our materials. The truth is, the jewelry industry depends upon the very materials that are often used to fund international crime, terror, and state-sponsored oppression. Very few industries—other than oil and gas, arms manufacturers, and now big tech—have similar im-
pact on world peace. Daunting, isn’t it?