The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirements (*) on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free' and prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate trade. Under the terms of the KPCS, participating states must meet ‘minimum requirements' and must put in place national legislation and institutions; export, import and internal controls; and also commit to transparency and the exchange of statistical data. Participants can only legally trade with other participants who have also met the minimum requirements of the scheme, and international shipments of rough diamonds must be accompanied by a KP certificate guaranteeing that they are conflict-free.
To add a new value to this metric, simply search the internet for "Company name" - Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Companies whose diamonds have been certified by this scheme would usually have it published.
If you find a document confirming that a company's diamonds has been certified by this scheme, input the value "Yes" citing the source and the year it was published. You can also leave a comment indicating where exactly on the publication this information can be found.
If a publication, report or text on the company's site does not confirm this, then it either does not use diamonds or the diamonds it uses have not been Kimberley -Certified.
If it does use diamonds and it is not Kimberley-Certified, input the value "No", citing the source and date of research.