The World Diamond Council (WDC) is made up of businesses and organizations from around the globe, engaged in all sectors of the diamond value chain, from rough diamond producers through to retail jewelers.
Our mission is to support efforts that prevent the trade in “conflict diamonds.”
We are the diamond industry’s representative in the tripartite coalition of the Kimberley Process (KP), which also includes representatives of governments and civil society. The KP is responsible for the governance of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), under which governments implement safeguards on shipments of rough diamonds and certify them as “conflict free.”
In this respect, the WDC:
- Promotes industry alignment and responsibility;
- Preserves the integrity of the entire diamond value chain;
- Supports the effectiveness of the KPCS though the value chain through the implementation of the WDC System of Warranties (SoW); and
- Provides industry education and training.