DEFINITION: The successful stewardship of the environment, culture, and economy.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: Within these connected domains, interests can be complimentary or in direct competition with each other.

Extractive practices of finite resources in the jewelry industry are ultimately environmentally unsustainable. However, in communities where livelihoods are dependent on such practices, mining can be a tool to catalyze economic development.

Please also note: In depth definitions for environmental sustainability, cultural sustainability, and economic sustainability coming soon.