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.



Traceability

  • 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...)

  • Working conditions

  • 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

  • Quality

  • 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

  • Environment

  • Promote environmentally friendly practices in mining
  • Forbid open sky mining
  • Control if no limit of chemicals and explosives.
  • Combining mining activities with ecotourism

  • Local investment

  • 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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