World Gold Council Releases Exposure Draft of Conflict-Free Gold Standard

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released the exposure draft, dated March 2012, of its Conflict-Free Gold Standard.   According to the press release,

The objective of the Standard is to create absolute trust that the gold produced under its guidelines neither fuels armed conflict, nor funds armed groups, nor contributes to human rights abuses associated with these conflicts.

The WGC press release, which contains a link to the draft, is available here.

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