Best practices in sustainable production entail the elimination or offsetting of environmental and human health impacts from the industrial system based on two main priorities:
A Sustainability Rated Diamond certified producer understands and works actively to reduce or offset the life-cycle impacts of its own production operation, with the goal of becoming climate neutral and achieving verifiable net zero impacts across the entire life cycle.
Sustainability Rated Diamonds are tracked through a verified origin traceability process that provides 99.9% accuracy of the origin of each diamond through its entire chain of custody, from producer to point of sale.
Each diamond is certified to adhere to twelve core ethical principles aligned to the strictest internationally recognized norms of business integrity.
Sustainability Rated Diamonds are certified on their journey toward achieving full Climate Neutrality – produced in a manner that mitigates both current annual climate pollutants and past (“legacy”) greenhouse gas emissions still affecting the climate.
Sustainability Rated Diamond producers engage in sustainability investments that help uplift artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and other vulnerable communities, clean the air, protect the climate and protect endangered watersheds and ecosystems.