"The Precious Metals Workshop acknowledges the importance of its footprint (or our sphere of operation) and the mark it leaves on the environment. The affects, realised or not, have an impact all who interact with the PMW, be it as a client, customer, business relation, student member, maker and any other being, human or living creature. Consequently it is not only in our interest to act responsibly but also our duty to do by way of example for others to follow. While we understand the task to be 100% environmentally friendly or ethical is out with our ability, we will monitor and revise our actions, dealings and decisions and the affects they have in turn in our sphere of operation with a look to continually improve where we can. " - Ian Nicholson

As of 2019 the PMW will have an active responsibility policy in place. This will look at improvement where possible in responsible practices and making. ALL our makers must have signed up to becoming a licensee of either Fairmined, Fairtrade or be displaying an equally responsible practice in their making. 

If you see us doing something that you think we can do better, or improve in any way that has a benefit to people and the environment, please do let us know. Below are some of the things that we have done here at the PMW to make the world a better place.

Ready, Steady, Jewel!

Every business today has a duty to operate responsibly, there is no excuse to conduct ourselves in any other way. The PMW prides itself on its ethical decisions ad directions. Where possible we like to give to various different charities and brilliant organisations. For three years, 2010 - 2012, we ran a great project called "Ready, Steady, Jewel!" that not only showcased young up and coming makers but raised over £10,000 various good causes. RSJ was based on the format of "Ready, Steady, Cook" but we used jewellers instead of chefs! Each maker had a shopping basket for precious metals and gemstones and 8 hours in the Precious Metals Workshop to make their item. After its completion, the work wet on display in the prestigious Hamilton and Inches of Edinburgh before going to auction, where all proceeds went to charity. Below are the works that was produced over the 3 years. Our Facebook page is still live - click here