• part of formal economy
• legally operated
• employs environmentally-sound practices
• does not use mercury
• promotes decent working conditions
• has no gender inequality
• has no child labor
• does not contribute to armed conflict
• has transparent supply chains
The model for the production of Compassionate Gold is the municipality of T’boli, South Cotabato. The local government; national government agencies; mining groups and associations; communities, NGOs, miners, their families and communities, and the International Labour Or-ganization, BAN Toxics and the U.S. Department of Labor are all working together to ensure its production.
Watch out for our full launch this November, 2018!
Compassionate Gold is an offshoot of the CARING Gold Project, a partnership between the International Labour Organization Country Office for the Philippines and BAN Toxics to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities. Implementation of the Project is being done in three municipalities: Labo and Par-acale in Camarines Norte; and T’boli in South Cotabato.