To be truly responsible, industry collaboration is the only way forward.
Collaborating with industry initiatives
We created a unique learning platform that is freely available to all businesses in the gemstones and jewellery industry. We know that smaller organisations in particular, although committed to improving and embedding responsible business practices, do not always have the knowledge, budget or compliance levels to adopt existing certification schemes or meet client expectations right away.
Instead of establishing a new standard-setting organisation, or duplicating existing standards, the Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform builds on existing schemes and initiatives. We believe this approach will have the greatest success in generating positive change and help ensure the harmonisation of standards in the gemstone and jewellery industry.
The platform is also intended to help you learn about expectations of existing schemes, and how the use of the platform's tools and resources can help you to learn and prepare for meeting requirements of those in the areas of environment, social and governance.
We continually monitor and review initiatives around standards in the mining and mineral supply chains. This allows us to stay informed about new trends and, where possible, incorporate new thinking into our learning platform.
Many industry associations, voluntary initiatives, civil society organisations and local groups are working to create a more sustainable and transparent coloured gemstone industry. Their aim is to have a positive impact on the supply chain.
Below are a couple of the partners we are working with - more to be announced soon. Please click on each to learn more.