Our capacity to create positive change is strengthened when we work together.
Join the Community
The Gemstones and Jewellery Community unites all businesses, big and small, around shared commitments for responsible business practices through our Platform.
Do you work in the gemstones and jewellery industry?
Do you want clear guidance to navigate the complexities of responsible business practices?
Do you want to be able to demonstrate your progress against shared commitments?
If you answered yes to all three questions, you are in the right place.
Watch the launch presentation
Watch the presentation of the Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform by the Coloured Gemstones Working Group and find out why it is important to join the Community.
The benefits of joining
By joining the community through signing up to the Platform, you will be able to:
Access free resources and tools to learn more about responsible sourcing and production, and how to integrate best practice standards within your business and supply chain.
Engage with your business partners
Encourage your suppliers to participate in the Platform, monitor their progress and look for new business partners that meet your sustainability criteria.
Empower gemstones and jewellery community members
Support our efforts to build an inclusive industry, which facilitates access for capacity building resources and tools to all entities, including artisanal and small-scale mining communities, through shared knowledge and a continuous improvement approach.
Gain recognition for your efforts
Monitor your progress from the moment you join and commit through to your knowledge acquisition, implementation and verification. More information on recognition coming soon!
When you join the Platform, you commit to the Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform journey. You commit to learn, take action and strive for the continuous improvement of your business practices, in the 10 key areas of sustainability described below. You also commit to sharing your performance and progress with the community, with the purpose to work together collectively towards a responsible gemstones and jewellery industry.
1. Policy and Management
We commit to apply clear policies and suitable systems for managing our businesses responsibly.
2. Business Ethics and Integrity
We commit to conduct our business ethically, to comply with the law, and to forbid bribery and prevent all forms of corruption and other illegal activities.
3. Responsible Supply Chain
We commit to better understand the sources of the materials and products we buy from mine to market and to support responsible production wherever possible.
4. Human Rights and Equality
We commit to uphold the fundamental human rights of each individual, and encourage inclusion and equality in our businesses and the gemstone and jewellery community.
5. Labour Rights and Fair Working Conditions
We commit to respect the rights of our workers and treat them fairly.
6. Health and Safety at Work
We commit to provide safe working conditions for our workers.
7. Environmental Protection
We commit to design and produce with respect for natural resources, ecosystems, and wildlife, and take action to minimise our impact on the environment.
8. Community Development
We commit to support the sustainable advancement of the communities that contribute to and depend on the gemstone and jewellery value chain in any way practical.
9. Responsible Mining
We commit to encourage and put in place responsible mining practices to reduce the impact of operations on communities and nature.
10. Product Transparency
We commit to communicate transparently about the provenance of our products and on the characteristics that make them unique.