Thursday, 6 August 2009

Government-owned Royal Mint Not Ethical

The Royal Mint has been linked to rainforest destruction in Madagascar and damaging mining practices in Chile.

In its annual report for 2008 it says it wanted to 'ensure that we understand the environmental impact of the suppliers we use and only select suppliers that use environmentally balanced practices.'

However a recent investigation found copper and nikel sourced by the company comes from mines causing significant environmental damage. It does not follow any ethical guidelines in choosing its suppliers, according to its own annual report.

A spokesman for the company said it was a member of sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. However, this body does not require members to meet or commit to any ethical standards!
Click on the link above to find their homepage, on it is a message from Tesco! How less ethical can they be?

the ecologist

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