MEMBERSHIP CORE VALUES

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MEMBERSHIP CORE VALUES2019-05-12T14:05:44+02:00

Members of the WDC are guided by certain core values.  By becoming a WDC member, they agree to the values detailed below.

  • Implementation of all elements of the WDC System of Warranties
  • Ensuring that they and their business partners understand and implement the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and the WDC System of Warranties
  • Support of the mission of the WDC through engagement in its programs and by paying all required membership fees
  • Education of themselves and their staff on the requirements of compliance with all elements of the KPCS applicable to their businesses

Additionally, WDC members undertake to:

  • Communicate to all business partners throughout the pipeline a commitment to WDC policies, the KPCS and System of Warranties
  • Pledge to make the following affirmative statement on all invoices:

““The diamonds herein invoiced have been {sourced}* purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict, in compliance with United Nations Resolutions and corresponding national laws {where the invoice is generated}**.The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free and confirms adherence to the WDC SoW Guidelines.”

*{sourced} – may be used by companies that do not purchase from open market, but source and aggregate diamonds from production facilities that are owned/partly owned by them.

**{where the invoice is generated} – may be used by companies if they specifically want to reference the country of invoice issuance.