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Our core business is to hone in on soil life so as to initiate a long-term restoration cycle for biodiversity.
Soil is the basis of life; it nourishes the lands and forest and guarantees good development. It is the home of more than 80% of the terrestrial biodiversity. Therefore, by restoring the biological activity of soils, we provide plants with everything they need for their growth and therefore reactivate the forestry cycle.
We select indigenous plants that have the natural capacity to develop themselves in harsh or damaged soils, and in time make the soil fertile again.
Thanks to their rapid growth, these pioneer species will bring shade and recreate favourable conditions so that other forest species can in turn instate themselves. These areas of reforestation are also becoming sanctuaries for the fauna that will also play a role in regenerating the forestry cycle. For example: birds will come bearing seeds and insects will pollinate flowers – which brings fruit and other plant life; thus regenerating biodiversity.
The reforestation also allows the stabilisation of soils and limits soil erosion, preserves the quality of water flows and participates in the storage of carbon for the reduction of greenhouse gases.
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A reforestation programme can claim to be sustainable when it encompasses a global vision, taking into account the geography, geology, inhabitants and their history, traditions and culture. Communities will participate in the initiation or the elaboration of reforestation programmes, and in the improvement of activities related to health, education and security, as defined by the United Nations and within the scope of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This ethnographic approach allows targeted actions to provide:
Construction of a traceable chain in the
responsible gold sector
The construction of a inalienable Chain of Custody is compulsory to ensure a genuine implementation of a responsible gold sector.
The process of building a traceable supply chain rests on establishing transition stages towards the integration of methods intended to improve the practices and the provision of means for control and reporting.
It is crucial that each link of the supply chain is aware of its own impact and its potential commitment to contribute to responsible gold mining.
The miner who produces and delivers gold is responsible for the direct impacts on the environment, and health and social conditions. He is the first actor for the change and improvement of practices.
The refiner is the intermediary who guarantees the link between the producer and the jeweller or an industrial actor. It is essential that the producer guaranties transparency about the gold origin.
The jeweller or the manufacturer is the link who buys and uses gold and crafts it to add value to the raw material. He is the main catalyst who can motivate the miner to improve his practices and who can demand the refiner to trade with responsible miners.
Finally, the end user, thanks to the trustworthy supply chain, will have the guarantee and satisfaction to offer or being offered a precious item which has a more valuable added value as it is originated from responsible mining.
Mina Verde offers the necessary and suitable tools to each player of the supply chain through: