Social responsibility

Our commitment to social responsibility

RJC certified member
Manes Diamonds is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading authority for sustainability standards in the jewellery supply chain, which includes the diamond industry.  As an RJC certified member, we commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices which is aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights.  Through the implementation of the Code of Practices, we contribute towards the United Nations 2030 agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Our certification is to be understood as our firm commitment to responsible business practices.    We engage in integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business strategy and decision-making processes.  As a contribution to a better and fairer world, RJC certified members put people and planet first.  When buying from an RJC certified member, you are helping to create a responsible and sustainable future. 

Manes Diamonds is a member of the Diamantclub van Antwerpen, the well-established and esteemed diamond trading bourse in Antwerp.   We adhere to the World Diamond Council (WDC) System of Warranties (SoW), indicating our compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), a UN-endorsed international mechanism aimed at the elimination of conflict diamonds.   As a company, we fully support the protection of individuals and communities living in conflict-affected areas.   Through our participation in the KPCS, we support social and economic development and universally-accepted principles of human rights.   Our internal policy is in allignment with the due diligence principles set out by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre's (AWDC) Supply Chain Policy Implementation Guidance.

Our sensitivity to Human Rights

Manes Diamonds embraces its responsibility to respect human rights, committing to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights which translates itself in a moral and corporate responsibility on a level that we, as a small-sized enterprise, can action and drive.

Although we view our sensitivity to human rights as a global standard of expected conduct, we have defined the particular issues of discrimination, vulnerability and marginalization as issues that form the basis for our in-built human rights due diligence (HRDD) process, underpinned by two areas of focus : prevention and sensitivity.

Through a rigorous preventive selection of our business partners, we lower encountering adverse human rights amongst our pool of business partners.   At all times will we be sensitive to issues of discrimination, vulnerability and marginalization.   Should any such issues be experienced within our environment, we will address these in a suitable way and log them on the basis of our human rights due diligence (HRDD) process.  

Alternatively, we will support and promote human rights, when it is appropriate to do so, as a general and moral contribution to the enjoyment of rights.  

A mechanism of grievance is always open to our business partners.    This also applies to whistleblowing, which entails a procedural process, investigated by a third party.  To identify any harm we might be causing and would not be aware of, please contact us at