(the umbrella organization that acts as an observer of the Kimberley Process on behalf of civil society) shared a press release urging diamond and jewelry businesses genuinely committed to responsible diamond sourcing to endorse four commitments.

Among these is the commitment to undertake on-going, proactive and reactive due diligence of their supply chains. To do so, the group recommended using IRMA as a “promising standard,” stating, “IRMA offers the only third-party, arms-length certification of industrial-scale mine sites for all mined materials that is co-created and governed equitably by the private sector (mining and purchasing), local communities, civil society, and workers.”