Following Mr. Shmuel Schnitzer's declaration as the Israel Diamond Exchange president in 2003 "We'll make sure rough diamonds aren’t conflict diamonds", Israel and 80 more countries had signed the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme to prevent the trade in conflict diamonds, which were used to finance terrorism and rebellions against democratic governments in Africa.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent "conflict diamonds" from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report.
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RJC is the leading standards authority in the global watch and jewellery industry and works with members worldwide to create a sustainable supply chain.
The RJC Code of Practices is the the world's verified sustainability standard for the global jewellery and watch industry covering the entire supply chain, from mine to retail.