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Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond

Third-Party Certification for Natural and Laboratory Grown Diamonds

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Consumers are increasingly demanding that the diamonds they purchase meet the highest standards of ethical and environmental responsibility – protecting people and the planet. The Certification Standard for Sustainability Rated Diamonds (SCS 007) is the first comprehensive, multi-stakeholder sustainability standard to be developed for the diamond sector.

This groundbreaking standard applies to both natural and laboratory-grown diamonds, including producers, cutters, polishers, recycled diamond suppliers, jewelry manufacturers and retailers – that is, anyone who handles the diamonds on their way to market. It establishes unprecedented benchmarks of performance, including: stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) achievement, with zero tolerance for conflict stones or labor abuses, plus climate neutrality and zero impact production requirements, and comprehensive, state-of-the-art source-to-market traceability. All of this is backed by independent, third-party certification. No other standard provides this level of assurance to jewelry manufacturers, retailers or their customers.


Certified Sustainably Rated Diamond

SCS-007 covers all the bases and brings an unprecedented level of transparency and performance to the goals of sustainability:

  1. Social and environmental accountability
  2. Zero tolerance for conflict diamonds
  3. Zero tolerance for child and slave labor, or worker discrimination
  4. Zero impact impact production
  5. Climate neutrality
  6. Highest source-to-market traceability
  7. Support for Artisanal mining communities
  • User Benefits
  • Source-to-Market Traceability Accreditation
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Earning certification under this standard will demonstrate industry leadership in tackling issues of concern to consumers and stakeholders, and benefit diamond industry participants in several ways:

  • Accreditation to use the Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond label. Whether the diamond originates in a mine, is produced in a laboratory, or is recycled, having a unified claim provides a comparable level of assurance to consumers.
  • Eligibility to make a Climate Neutral claim, when benchmarks are achieved.
  • A Certification Report that provides technical substantiation of all claims, describing every aspect of sustainability, and the evidence used as the basis of the certification.
  • Marketing assets for use on company webpages, in advertising, and in corporate marketing materials, conformant SCS and regulatory guidelines.
  • Built-in continuous improvement roadmap to demonstrate ongoing leadership, toward Zero Impact Production and true sustainability.
  • Highest confidence throughout the chain of custody based on use of proven testing and traceability technologies and practices.

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