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Diamond Industry Stakeholders Gather to Discuss a Unified Standard for Sustainably Produced Diamonds

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Representatives of the global diamond industry, together with other stakeholders interested in advancing environmentally and socially responsible diamond production and market claims, met this week in a lively and productive exchange about a pair of groundbreaking new sustainability certification standards.   

SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds

First-Ever Audits as Part of Certification Standard Development Process
Press Release

Emeryville, Calif., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot to audit and analyze lab grown diamonds against a stringent set of sustainability criteria.

Consumers Stress Importance of Independent 3rd Party Verification of Diamond Social and Environmental Impact Claims

67% of respondents said they would be more loyal to a retailer or brand that sells diamonds verified by an independent 3rd party company.
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A large majority of consumers consider independent 3 party verification of diamond retailer, brands and manufacturer claims about social and environmental impact to be important, according to a research study by MVI Marketing LLC.

Key findings from the research include:

New Technology is Shaking Up The Diamond Mining Industry in Côte d’Ivoire

Introducing new technologies in to help increase earnings and build more sustainable livelihoods for miners
Blog

Terah DeJong, country director of the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD II) Project, discusses the introduction of new technology in the diamond mining areas of Cote d’Ivoire, and how technology has increased the volume of stones that enter the legal chain of custody, leading to increased earnings and more sustainable livelihoods for miners. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

The De Beers Group of Companies Publishes 10th Annual Report to Society

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The De Beers Group of Companies today published its 10th annual Report to Society.

The report outlines the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure diamond revenues drive social and economic development long into the future.

In order to achieve this, and to protect consumer confidence in diamonds, DeBeers continues to work in partnership with its stakeholders, and use its leadership position to raise responsible business standards across the whole sector.

Highlights from this year’s report include:

CSRminute: SEC Proposes Rules for "Conflict" Minerals; Bayer Material Science Joins Asklepios Kliniken in Green Hospitals Program

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TheCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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TheCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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