Hi Everyone, reflecting on the de-funked Kimberley Process.
I have been invited to attend a meeting at the Foreign Office (UK) on Monday to discuss the status of the Kimberly Process.
Issues for discussion:
1) Should the KPs definition of conflict diamond be expanded to include Human Rights?
2)If the KP is not able to address Human Rights issues are there other mechanisms that could address these issues in the diamonds supply chain (i.e. RJC Chain of Custody scheme /OECD guidelines / NAG/BJA plans)
Other industry concerns/views about the KP/System of warranties/consumer confidence etc
Your thoughts as jewellers would be valuable so I can take this into the meeting.