We are very conscious of the reputation and perception of the global diamond market and fully acknowledge that sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement. For this very reason, we took steps at a very early stage many years ago to ensure we practice ethically and build relations ships with aligned businesses both here in Australia and overseas.
Our founder Garry Holloway made it his mission over the years of travel and meeting with suppliers to separate the reputable from the not so reputable. Through this Holloway, Diamonds has established relationships lasting decades and processes that are under constant review while support international bodies and their practices.
We receive many questions about Diamond Mining & Ethical Practices the most frequent question is …
“How do you know where your diamonds come from?”
Let’s start on our home ground Australia. Holloway Diamonds was the first Australian company to pass the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) . The RJC Code of Practices is the only independently verified sustainability standard for global jewellery covering the entire supply chain, from mine to retail. Their Code of Practices 2019 is aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights. Through the implementation of the Code of Practices, Holloway Diamonds contributes towards the United Nations 2030 agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to this, we also support the local communities at the start of the supply chain. two additional global organisations have had an enormous positive ongping impact on our industry worldwide.
RESOLVE (formally the Diamond Development Initiative DDI)
The DDI joined forces with RESOLVE last year because both NGO’s often worked side by side. Both support artisanal miners of gold, cobalt, tin, tantalum, and tungsten in Africa and South America. They work across borders, and political lines to engage with business, government, foundations, NGOs, and community leaders.
Their focus is on healthy communities, conservation, and sustainable resources by improving poor artisanal miners’ lives in practical ways. Cheap ‘Lab-grown diamonds’ (LGD) are marketed as protecting artisanal miners, but that’s a poor simplification. DDI is improving the lives of around 10 million poor people who depend on diamond mining.THE
Did you know diamonds are tracked?
On November 5, 2002, fifty-two governments ratified and adopted the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme which has now expanded to 82 nations. These countries only allow the import and export of rough diamonds from other Kimberley Process participants. This meant that smuggled diamonds are worth less and mining and exporting countries get paid their share of mining taxes.
Each shipment of rough diamonds is sealed in a tamper-resistant container and accompanied by a government-validated Kimberley Process Certificate.