What is SMO Gold?
We introduced SMO (Single Mine Origin) gold into the collection in 2023 alongside our recycled gold pieces. With every SMO gold purchase you will receive a QR code with information about the exact mine from which your gold has been mined, offering transparency and full traceability.
The extraction of gold can lead to destruction of natural habitats, water pollution, and exploitation of workers. SMO is a traceability system that ensures that the gold produced by a specific mine can be traced from the point of extraction to the final product. This system provides transparency and accountability, allowing consumers to make informed decisions about the products they buy. SMO Responsibly Sourced Gold goes a step further by ensuring that the gold is extracted using environmentally and socially responsible practices only.
The benefits of SMO Responsibly Sourced Gold are numerous. Firstly, it promotes sustainable mining practices that minimise negative impact on the environment. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting biodiversity, and conserving water resources. Secondly, it ensures that the rights of workers are respected, including their health and safety, fair wages, and working conditions. Thirdly, it provides economic benefits to local communities, including job creation and support for local businesses. To find out more read our journal post here.