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Building Chains of Trust with Susan Wheeler | MJSA Interview

Susan Wheeler was interviewed by MJSA about building trust, responsible jewelry supply chains and the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference.

On Friday, October 18, MJSA interviewed Susan Wheeler about responsible jewelry supply chains,  building trust, and the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference. 

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Here are the podcast highlights:

    • 3:00 - Logistical challenges involving the 2019 Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference
    • 3:32 - Susan’s journey into responsible jewelry 
    • 5:25 - The origins of the CRJC
    • 7:05 - Achieving broad participation at the conference, representing all affected communities
    • 8:52 - The global reach of the jewelry industry, environmental concerns regarding deforestation and mining
    • 11:27 - CRJC and industry goals, gold concerns, UN Sustainable Goals
    • 13:52 - The importance of connection and collaboration to effect change. 
    • 14:32 - Moyo Gems/Tanzanian Womens Miners Association
    • 15:30 - What the industry is getting right, importance of industry-wide transparency and communication
    • 16:25 - Consumer awareness surrounding responsible sourcing 
    • 18:01 - Initiatives to improve gemstones sourcing, third-party tracing and certifications
    • 23:39 - Current options and tips for obtaining trustworthy responsible gems
    • 25:50 - Supplier efforts to improve traceability 
    • 26:45 - Forming your own direct connections with mines and other gem sources
    • 28:26 - The responsible sourcing challenges still facing the industry and related communities

 

Listen here: https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11696783/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/ed8d26/

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