Governance and Ethics
The value of our diamonds is inextricably linked to the manner in which they are mined. As such, we are committed to supplying rough and polished diamonds to our clients that are produced and distributed in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards. We continue to entrench robust governance throughout our business, to ensure we continue to operate with ethics and integrity.
RELATED SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES
- CREATING A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT
- PRIORITISING THE DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING OF OUR EMPLOYEES
- OPTIMISING SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT
- PRIORITISING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
A SNAPSHOT OF OUR PERFORMANCE
Every rough diamond of ours is certified through the Kimberley Process.
Fully compliant with all government regulations and relevant voluntary codes concerning product and service information labelling.
Zero significant cases of bribery, corruption or anti-competitive behaviour have been brought against us to date (2017: Zero).
Zero incidents of potential breach of confidentiality of clients (2017: Zero).
24 cases of whistleblowing (2017: 19).
Related UN SDGs
- Ensuring full compliance with the amendments and additions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.
- Ensuring all employees, from diverse backgrounds, understand and abide by our code of conduct is an ongoing challenge.
- The impact of any perceived ethical breach has the potential to cause reputational damage and subsequently impact on product value.
- Continued focus on raising standards across our supply chain to ensure compliance with our standards relating to human rights, ethics and bribery and corruption prevention.
- Improving human rights training
- Continued management of compliance with the Group-wide Code of Ethics.