C5 Company Joins No Dirty Gold Campaign

Jewelry company seeks to lead by example when it comes to social and environmental responsibility.
May 7, 2010 11:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - May 7, 2010 - C5 company announced today that it has joined the No Dirty Gold campaign of EARTHWORKS by signing the Golden Rules. The Golden Rules call on mining companies to meet basic social and environmental standards, including respect for human rights, protection of fragile ecosystems, and refraining for dumping and contaminating water and soil. "Thanks to these jewelers, customers can choose to support companies that have taken a stand against irresponsible mining," said Scott Cardiff of EARTHWORKS' No Dirty Gold campaign.

C5 company, which includes the Meghan Connolly Haupt brand, has signed on to the Golden Rules at a time when mining companies are continuing to push irresponsible mining projects that will impact mothers and community members all over the world. As an example, Newmont's Akyem mine would displace thousands of people and destroy a quarter of the forest left in a tropical forest Reserve in Ghana. The planned Infinito Gold Crucitas mine has already destroyed tropical forest and would threaten waterways in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. And the Anglo American and Northern Dynasty's Pebble project in Alaska would threaten fishing livelihoods in one of the world's last great salmon fisheries.

"Our company was founded upon the belief that consumers shouldn’t have to sacrifice sustainability for luxury or their values for beauty. In signing the Golden Rules, we hope to help advance the jewelry industry as a whole toward greater social and environmental responsibility. Ethical sourcing of metals is one of many important steps to be made," said C5 company founder Meghan Connolly Haupt.

The "No Dirty Gold" campaign was launched in 2004 to educate and motivate consumers and jewelry retailers to push the mining industry towards more responsible practices.

C5 company uses only 100% recycled precious metals including gold. Refraining from using virgin harvested metals is one of the many reasons why C5 company is at the forefront of the sustainable fine jewelry movement.