The Alliance for Responsible Mining, ARM, is an independent, global-scale effort, and pioneer initiative, created as an international and multi-institutional organization to bring credibility, transparency and legitimacy to the development of a framework for responsible artisanal and small-scale mining.
Our Mission Statement is to reduce poverty by supporting integrated sustainable development of communities affected by or involved in artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries.
De Beers is one of the oldest names in the diamond business and has been an industry leader for more than a century. Various companies within the De Beers Group engage in exploration for diamonds, diamond mining, trading and retail sales.
Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS) is a public policy organization established to advance knowledge and provide effective solutions to key environmental security concerns around the world. FESS conducts extensive field research in combination with data analysis to produce policy-oriented reports and recommendations that address environmental risks to stability. Founded in 1999, FESS receives core funding from the United States Agency for International Development.
Gems and the Environment is a project of Dr. Saleem H. Ali at the University of Vermont and Sally Dickinson DeLeon.The site aims to serve as an educational resource for those interested in improving the living conditions and quality of life of artisanal coloured gemstone miners around the globe.
Global Witness is working to prevent diamonds from fuelling conflict, human rights abuses and terrorism. The campaign to combat conflict diamonds is calling for the government-run Kimberley Process Diamond Certification Scheme to be strengthened. The Kimberley Process must require strong government diamond controls that are fully enforced to make sure the diamond industry is not trading in conflict diamonds. The diamond industry as a whole must change the way it operates, and become more transparent and accountable.
This website provide access to a library of good practice guidelines, standards, case studies, legislation and other relevant material that are leading examples of their kind globally.
IDMA fosters and promotes best practice principles throughout the diamond industry worldwide, as well as full compliance with all relevant national and international laws.
The Kimberley Process is a joint government, international diamond industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds - rough diamonds that are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.
The Madison Dialogue is a cross-sector initiative established to promote communication and collaboration among companies, civil society groups and others seeking to encourage best practices, sustainable economic development, and verified sources of responsible gold, diamonds and other minerals.
Partnership Africa Canada works in partnership with organizations in Africa, Canada and internationally to build sustainable human development in Africa. PAC has been a leader in the campaign to end conflict diamonds.
The Publish What You Pay campaign aims to help citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their governments accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries. Natural resource revenues are an important source of income for governments of over 50 developing countries. When properly managed these revenues should serve as a basis for poverty reduction, economic growth and development rather than exacerbating corruption, conflict and social divisiveness.
The Rapaport Group takes a strong proactive role promoting and implementing corporate responsibility programs around the world. We believe that the private sector has a critical and irreplaceable role to play, driving sustainable economic development in the poorest countries of the world.
The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices is an international non-profit organisation representing over 70 member companies across the gold and diamond supply chain. Council Members are committed to promoting responsible business practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the industry from mine to retail. Their commitment aims to maintain consumer confidence in diamond and gold jewellery products and the trust of all interested stakeholders in their industry.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) aims to strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. The EITI sets a global standard for companies to publish what they pay and for governments to disclose what they receive.
The ICMM was formed in 2001 to represent leading international mining and metals companies. Its vision is a "viable mining, minerals and metals industry that is widely recognized as essential for modern living and a key contributor to sustainable development."
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 - form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
The ultimate mandate for the World Diamond Council is the development, implementation and oversight of a tracking system for the export and import of rough diamonds to prevent the exploitation of diamonds for illicit purposes such as war and inhumane acts.