Humanium is a new metal innovated to enable brands to contribute to the fight against gun related violence. It creates a demand for peace and helps brands re-invent their products for a better world. Endorsement has been received by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Hans Blix and other world leaders.
There are hundreds of millions illegal firearms in the world. As a result, someone is shot every minute. Armed violence is a global epidemic that hits developing countries especially hard.
Humanium is a new metal innovated to enable brands to contribute to the fight against gun related violence. It creates a demand for peace and helps brands re-invent their products for a better world. The Humanium Initiative is world’s first supply chain distributing metal from destructed firearms. It is sanctioned and implemented in full cooperation with governments and local authorities.
Brands, designer and artists are able to create products that carry the symbolic power of peace and the same time mobilize much needed resources to help victims of armed violence. Anything made out of any metal today can carry a message of peace tomorrow. Destructed firearms can be turned into jewelry, buttons, tools, smartphone cases, bolts etc. Consumers who purchase Humanium Metal products, will be part of the solution to one of the world’s greatest problems.
Humanium increase the socio-economic and political security for people living in areas affected by high levels of violence. It is also inspires consumers, businesses and authorities to join hands. The global cost of insecurity generated by armed violence is estimated at $400 billion annually, and it could decrease the GDP growth of an average economy by at least two per cent per year.
Technical specification of metal can be provided for each single batch of melted firearms, in accordance with the documentation handed out by the melting plant. Humanium meets industrial standards and can be delivered as hard metal as well as powder for 3D printing. All Humanium Metal production is guided by principles as formulated by the World Fair Trade Organisation.
The Humanium Metal Initiative is a collaboration between Great Works and Åkestam Holst and is made for the organisation IM (Individuell Människohjälp).