The 28GEMS Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
28Gems, along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, the industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds. At 28Gems, we only purchase diamonds through the largest and most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All 28Gems diamonds are warranted to be conflict free. If one of our suppliers was ever found to be in violation of that process, we would immediately terminate that relationship. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. Diamonds are mined throughout the world, including major mines in Australia, Africa, Russia and Canada. Diamonds are a major source of good in many African nations, employing and providing healthcare to thousands.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
28Gems expects its business suppliers to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the United States and those of the respective country of manufacture or exportation. Per the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), below consumers will find a disclosure of the efforts 28Gems is taking to address slavery and human trafficking in its direct supply chain.
Engagement in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery - 28Gems conducts risk assessments of its significant suppliers in its effort to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. These risk assessments are conducted by independent external third parties. If potential risks are identified, a course of action is determined to best address them.
Auditing of suppliers to evaluate compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
Compliance with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business - 28Gems suppliers are asked to agree to adhere to the respective laws regarding human trafficking and slavery.
Maintenance of internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking - 28Gems expects all employees to adhere to and comply with all laws which would include such laws related to human trafficking and slavery. Management is responsible for ensuring that all employees are aware of and adhere to a code of conduct which includes compliance with all laws. Any known incidences where an employee does not do so, appropriate disciplinary action is taken.
Training on human trafficking and slavery for company employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products - All 28Gems employees responsible for supply chain-related decisions and product purchasing are required to complete training and assessment programs that are geared to enhance their knowledge of various compliance matters. These programs will be supplemented in 2012 to include identifying and addressing human trafficking and slavery in 28Gems direct supply chains.