Fair-trade issues and the rights of workers throughout the world have always been of deep concern to us. We believe a company must focus on more than profits and has an obligation, first and foremost, to be a good global citizen.
- We were one of the earliest and most passionate voices against the trade of conflict diamonds from Africa.
- Since 1999, we have sourced our natural colored gemstones from suppliers who can guarantee that the materials were mined, sourced, and cut using fair labor standards.
- The company is actively engaged in the implementation of an international certification system to regulate the trade in conflict minerals.
- Leber Jeweler Inc’s President Brian Leber has testified before the United States Congress regarding human rights violations in Burma. He routinely works with lawmakers and government agencies on a wide range of jewelry-industry related issues.
- Brian Leber has appeared in a variety of national and international media, including The New York Times, the BBC, National Public Radio, and Der Spiegel.
- Leber Jeweler Inc. commits a significant percentage of profits each year to support initiatives in the areas of microfinance, sustainable economic development, human rights, and environmental stewardship.
- We work cooperatively with a wide number of human rights and civil society organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Global Witness, and Burma Campaign UK on various initiatives.
- We coordinate efforts to aid multiple international developmental projects that are helping local communities address critical issues in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
- We are actively engaged in a range of locally-based efforts and initiatives to assist communities in being sustainable and economically viable in the 21st century.
The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson