The Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA) is a non-for-profit association created by Swiss players of the gold supply chain, from refiners to retailers. It is an open initiative for interested and committed members. SBGA’s aim is to create a simple market driven mechanism that enables formalized gold mining entities to adopt more socially inclusive and better environmental practices.
In 2013, the private sector (Swiss Better Gold Association – SBGA) and the Swiss Government (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs - SECO) launched/created a public-private partnership called the Better Gold Initiative (BGI). BGI is an integrated supply chain project that aims at improving the social and environmental condition of Artisanal, Small and Medium Scale Gold Mining (ASM) throughout the world. The first country to launch the initiative was Peru in 2013 (BGI website Peru).
The SBGA offers a pioneering network of industry, finance and other service providers to support
the creation of a transparent, accountable and responsible gold value chain from mine to market.
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