Queen to Award Fairtrade Gold's Greg Valerio With MBE

Finance and Trade
03/01/2016 12:40

The founder of Cred Jewellery, Greg Valerio, has been awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queens New Years Honours list for 2016 for his work for Fairtrade Gold and with gold mining communities in South America and Africa. Valerio founded Cred Jewellery in 1996 to pioneer responsible mining practices in the jewelry industry. In 2003, Cred established the first transparent supply chain of gold and platinum from Oro Verde in Columbia, and was the first jewelry company to pay social premiums for ecological gold. Cred Jewellery was sold in 2010, and Valerio campaigns for fairness and transparency in the jewelry industry.