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Standards for mining and trading gemstones
for the implementaton of transparent Gemstones and Precious metal trade.
Mines and mines operators must be clearly identified
Lots and stones from the mines must be recorded and sealed with ethical stones material
Alteration and operations to stones lots must be clearly recorded in Ethical-Stones database
Legal documentation must be properly established (certificates of origin, invoices, tax forms)
Prevent children labour in and around the mines
Promote trainings of employees
Offer decent working conditions according to ILO Standards
Enforce safety rules according to ILO176
Promote investments in innovative means of production and transformation
Promote innovative mining technologies to improve the quality of stones
Use only Cedar oil to treat the Emeralds stones, and make sure all the treatments are documented
Sample control of the Gemstones by recognized Swiss laboratories.
Promote environmentally friendly practices for mining
Forbid open sky mining
Control the usage of chemicals and explosives.
Combining mining activities with ecotourism
Promote the development of local industries related to the gemstones valorisation
Promote local ecotourism activities
Invest in local infrastructures
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