WDC welcomes support for listing countries of mining origin on KP certificates for mixed parcels, at KP Intersessional during the ‘Year of Delivery’

The World Diamond Council (WDC) concluded the 2024 Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional with a renewed commitment to ethical practices, transparency and industry reform.

WDC pays tribute to the memory and legacy of a founder, Rory More O’ Ferrall

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Rory More O’Ferrall this morning .He played a crucial role in creating the World Diamond Council (WDC) and shaping the Kimberley Process to ensure ethical diamond sourcing.

WDC President calls on KP Participants to enhance transparency by listing the countries of mining origin as best practice

Feriel Zerouki reminded delegates of the KP Intersessional meeting in Dubai that Participants can choose to apply best practice over and above the minimum requirements of the KP.

Five months to September 21 deadline to transition to revised System of Warranties

The transition period for the revised SoW ends in six months. The WDC is calling out to industry members to seize the moment and be ready in time.

Six-month deadline to transition to revised System of Warranties

The transition period for the revised SoW ends in six months. The WDC is calling out to industry members to seize the moment and be ready in time.

WDC Statement on G7 Leaders’ Statement of December 6, 2023

The World Diamond Council (WDC) acknowledges the G7 Leaders’ Statement released on December 6, 2023, and reiterates its commitment to supporting the G7 countries’ declared objectives relating to import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds that have been mined, processed or produced in Russia

WDC President praises determination of KP Participants and Observers, which led to critical decisions during 2023 Plenary

World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki struck a cautiously optimistic note at the conclusion of the 2023 Kimberley Process Plenary on November 10, 2023, at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, after the Plenary agreed on 98 items.

WDC President stands determined to drive progress in the KP to deliver peace and prosperity for all, in opening address to the 2023 Kimberley Process Plenary

Addressing the Opening Session of the 2023 KP Plenary at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on November 6, World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki emphasized the WDC’s determination to drive forward the ambition of the KP, which serves to foster peace, security and benefit all diamond stakeholders sustainably.

Addressing 2023 CIBJO Congress, WDC President stresses importance of ESG principles and equitable opportunity

World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki has emphasized the heightened importance of responsibility, sustainability and provenance in the jewelry industry, specifically because its products are used to celebrate important life moments.

WDC President commends KP Participants and Observers

The 2023 Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process concluded yesterday in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Addressing the closing session of the gathering, World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki was positive about headway having been made during the four-day event.