Sauraj Diamonds N.V.

Hoveniersstraat 2
Room 348, P.B. 316
2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)3 233 78 91
Fax: +32 (0)3 231 49 68

Our Policy

To Comply with the Responsible Jewellery Council Code of Practices through:
  • Conduct the Business Ethically & Responsibly
  • Prevent Bribery & Facilitation Payments & Know Your Customer
  • Comply with National & International Financial Regulations
  • Comply with Kimberly Process Certification Scheme & WDC System of Warranties
  • Manage the Human Rights impacts in the Supply Chain through due diligence
  • Uphold Universal Human Rights & Rights the Employees is all dealings
  • Pay at least Minimum Legal Remunerations as declared by the Regulators
  • Comply with Laws relating to Leave, Work Hours, Discrimination & equal opportunities
  • Address Employee Grievances through direct discussions or Collective Bargaining
  • Provide a Clean, Safe & Healthy Work Environment. Prevent accidents and injuries
  • Protect Environment through Reduce, Reuse, Recycle or Repurpose
  • Prevent and Discourage Child Labour, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking
  • Diclose the Correct quality of Product in terms of Weight, Clarity, Colour, Karatage
We have conducted a Human Rights Due Diligence. No adverse impacts were identified.
We also conducted a due diligence of the supply chain as far as possible. We have not identified any Human Rights concerns.

Shalin Mehta


Supply Chain Policy

  1. Sauraj Diamonds NV is a diamond trading company. This policy confirms Sauraj Diamonds NV’s commitment to respect human rights, avoid contributing to the finance of conflict and comply with all relevant UN sanctions, resolutions and laws.
  2. Sauraj Diamonds NV is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). As such, we commit to proving, through independent third-party verification, that we:
    1. respect human rights according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work;
    2. do not engage in or tolerate bribery, corruption, money laundering or finance of terrorism;
    3. support transparency of government payments and rights-compatible security forces in the extractives industry;
    4. do not provide direct or indirect support to illegal armed groups;
    5. enable stakeholders to voice concerns about the diamond /jewellery supply chain; and
    6. are implementing the OECD five-step framework as a management process for risk-based due diligence for responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
  3. We also commit to using our influence to prevent abuses by others.
    1. Continous monitoring of the supplier through dialogue and site visits.
    2. Continous updation of the KYC on a regular basis to ensure commitment of supplier.
    3. Assurance warranty as per trade norms shall be ensured on all invoices of natural and untreated diamonds.
    4. Non compliance after a verbal and written warning will result in termination of business relations and / or stop payment till compliance is achieved.
    5. Any complaint or inquiry would be met on a confidential basis. The first step would be to report to the Managing Director who would look to find a satisfactory solution where possible.
  4. Regarding serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport or trade of minerals: We will neither tolerate nor profit from, contribute to, assist or facilitate the commission of:
    1. torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment;
    2. forced or compulsory labour;
    3. the worst forms of child labour;
    4. human rights violations and abuses; or
    5. war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide.
  5. We will immediately stop engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are committing abuses described in paragraph 4 or are sourcing from, or linked to, any party committing these abuses.
  6. Regarding direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups: We only buy or sell diamonds that are fully compliant with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and, as such, will not tolerate direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups, including, but not limited to, procuring diamonds from, making payments to, or otherwise helping or equipping non-state armed groups or their affiliates who illegally:
    1. control mine sites, transportation routes, points where diamonds are traded and upstream actors in the supply chain; or
    2. tax or extort money or diamonds at mine sites, along transportation routes or at points where diamonds are traded, or from intermediaries, export companies or international traders.
  7. We will immediately stop engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or are linked to, any party providing direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups as described in paragraph 6.
  8. Regarding public or private security forces: We affirm that the role of public or private security forces is to provide security to workers, facilities, equipment and property in accordance with the rule of law, including law that guarantees human rights. We will not provide direct or indirect support to public or private security forces that commit abuses described in paragraph 4 or that act illegally as described in paragraph 6.
  9. Regarding bribery and fraudulent misrepresentation of the origin of minerals: We will not offer, promise, give or demand bribes, and will resist the solicitation of bribes, to conceal or disguise the origin of minerals, or to misrepresent taxes, fees and royalties paid to governments for the purposes of extraction, trade, handling, transport and export of minerals.
  10. Regarding money laundering: We will support and contribute to efforts to eliminate money laundering where we identify a reasonable risk resulting from, or connected to, the extraction, trade, handling, transport or export of minerals.

Signed/endorsed

29.09.2020