Top jewellery brands under human rights scanner



Human Right Watch, a London-based NGO active in the field, has rated Indian like Tanishq, and as being ‘very weak’ in sourcing gold and diamonds from places that ‘are not tainted with human rights abuses'.

Thirteen global brands having a 10 per cent share in global jewellery business were selected on the basis of their domestic and international visibility. Tanishq, a Tata group company under the Titan responded to the NGO, while two other Indian jewellery players didn’t, and were therefore not ranked. However, the NGO advised them to trace the origins of the gold and diamonds used in their businesses, and ensure that they are not tainted with human rights abuses. "Tell your customers what you are doing to address human rights in your supply chain,” told them.

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