Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/) about “Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind.”
It involves the tech giant’s work with the RESOLVE environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture. Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region.
Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.
“As we continue to increase our use of recycled materials, we’re seeking out innovative ways to source gold responsibly,” says Paula Pyers, Apple’s head of Supplier Responsibility. “Partnering with Tiffany, a pioneer in sustainable sourcing, as well as RESOLVE ensures Salmon Gold can be an example of how the industry can evolve.”