Responsible gold blog

Gold and climate change - what, why, and how?

John Mulligan .

As with all sectors, there will be challenges and obstacles on the pathway to Net Zero, but there is a relatively clear opportunity for gold mining to decarbonise which we believe will open up further opportunities and offer beneficial impacts to a wider set of stakeholders

How can gold mining contribute to better lives? Kinross Gold explains

Hannah Brandstaetter .

Last year we launched a new report, Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looking at the meaningful progress our Members are making towards social and economic development. We spoke to Kinross about their achievements and aspirations when it comes to contributing to the SDGs.

International Women’s Day – a time to celebrate and reflect

Hannah Brandstaetter .

Today marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. But it’s also a day to reflect on the fact that we are far from achieving gender equality.

Introducing the Responsible Gold Mining Principles – Understanding Impacts

Edward Bickham.

In this article, we focus on umbrella Principle 2 ‘understanding impacts’. The commitment is that gold mining companies should ‘engage with stakeholders and implement management systems, so as to ensure that they assess, understand and manage impacts, realise opportunities and provide remedy where needed.’

WGC joins the Responsible Minerals Initiative

Peter Sinclair.

When you buy a consumer product that comes with the label “responsibly sourced”, what exactly is behind that statement? This is at the heart of the mission of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) which the World Gold Council recently joined as an association member.

Gold as a driver of change - little things and big impacts

John Mulligan .

Gold’s diverse functions and uses have a diverse range of significant impacts. The sector will be absolutely vital in delivering the applications, technology and infrastructure needed to move towards a cleaner, safer world. 

Gold mining's contribution to SDG 10

Hannah Brandstaetter .

One of the ways gold mining companies are contributing to SDG 10 is by taking steps to ensure that economic and educational opportunities.