Date 31 December 2015
The statement below is from Greg regarding the award of an MBE in the Queens New Years Honour list 2016 for his work in Fairtrade Gold and with gold mining communities in South America and Africa.
In 1999 I stood on top of half a hill overlooking gemstone mining slaves in Rajasthan India. It was in the burning heat of that desert I realised that we in the jewellery profession stand on the backs of poor, the exploited and down trodden. It is from them that our wealth and luxury emanates and upon their broken backs that our balance sheets are made whole.
In agreeing to accept this award, I do so in the knowledge that there is a long list of people, too many to mention here, whom I am greatly indebted to. Without them there is no Fairtrade Gold for which an…
View original post 514 more words