Partners and Contacts
Ethical Stones is a non-profit organisation that specialises in building value chains for the mining industry with an emphasis on the environment, sustainable practices and working standards.
Insist on mines and mine operators to identify and report thoroughly
Demand that lots or parcels from mines be recorded and sealed with ethical stones material
Ensure alterations to merchandise and operations are clearly recorded in the Ethical-Stones database
Maintain a solid due diligence process and archive of legal documents (mining permits, certificates of origin, invoices, tax forms...)
Prevent child labour in and around the mines
Promote women in the workplace
Recommend working conditions according to ILO Standards
Enforce safety regulations according to ILO176
Encourage investment for safe means of production and employee training
Promote innovative mining technologies to improve the extraction and quality of stones
Solely use Cedar oil to treat Emeralds and ensure all these methods are recorded
Sample and control gemstones via recognised Swiss laboratories
Promote environmentally friendly practices in mining
Forbid open sky mining
Control if no limit of chemicals and explosives.
Combining mining activities with ecotourism
Support the development of local industries related to gemstones valuation
Sponsor local ecotourism activities
Invest in local infrastructure
Encourage the repatriation of revenue to the country of origin
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