WDC concludes Annual General Meeting reaching consensus on key areas of reform

Resolutions for further improvement of a responsible supply chain and enhanced self-regulation exercise within the WDC SoW Guidelines were passed.

World Diamond Council to gather in India for 14th Annual General Meeting

The meeting will focus on reform of the Kimberley Process and WDC System of Warranties in support of a commitment to sustainable development by the diamond industry.

World Diamond Council System of Warranties Public Review Ends October 1

The review period is intended to help industry participants better implement and demonstrate commitment to responsible sourcing when buying or selling rough and polished diamonds.

World Diamond Council completes first mission to Angola outside of formal Kimberley Process meetings

WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler and Executive Director Marie-Chantal Kaninda made the trip at the invitation of Angolan authorities.

WDC Acting President call on attendees at KP Intersessional to embrace KP reform process

In a speech planned for later today, Stephane Fischler, Acting President of the WDC, is expected to reiterate the need for KP review and reform in the areas of scope of conflict diamonds, KPCS minimum standards, and long term implementation of KPCS directives via a Permanent Secretariat.

World Diamond Council System of Warranties enters public review period

The reforms establish a new level of adherence for members and call on users of SoW statements to ensure their trading activities maintain strict adherence of universally accepted principles on human and labor rights, anticorruption and anti-money laundering.

WDC speaks for first time to U.S. State Department officials on responsible diamond sourcing

The Executive Director of the Workd Diamond Council (WDC), Marie-Chantal Kaninda, today addressed U.S. State Department officials and civil society members on the topic of responsible diamond sourcing and the Kimberley Process.

World Diamond Council meets with Kimberley Process stakeholders in the DRC

The meetings primarily focused on two topics: the support from the DRC in regard to KP reform and establishment of the Permanent Secretariat, and the process of formalization, registration and traceability of the artisanal miners in the DRC.

WDC expresses supports for OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains

“The World Diamond Council is committed to establishing a sustainable and safe environment for mining communities, and we believe the OECD DDG assurance process is a critical factor for advancing that vision,” said WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler.

World Diamond Council to participate at OECD forum on responsible mineral supply chains

This is the first year that the WDC will speak at this important event. The 2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains is being held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France from April 17-20, 2018.