Our responsible sourcing policy
At Mikimoto, we adhere to transparent and ethical business practices, with a strong commitment to respecting human rights and labour rights as well as minimizing environmental impact. And importantly, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ethical sourcing throughout our global supply chains.
Mikimoto guarantees that all our diamonds are conflict-free. Conflict diamonds are mined in war zones in African countries and sold to fund military action against governments. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was established in 2003 to put an end to the conflict diamond trade, and now you need a certificate issued by the country of origin to export or import rough diamonds.
All participating countries must adhere to the System of Warranties that requires suppliers to provide warranty statements on all sales and purchase invoices for diamonds. We adhere rigorously to both the Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council's voluntary System of Warranties.
The same goes for our gold. All the gold we use is from refiners accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) to avoid contributing to conflict and human rights abuses. The LBMA is a London-based international trade association representing the global wholesale gold and silver market and responsible for maintaining benchmarks for all precious metals. It also accredits auditors and assurance providers to enable them to conduct Responsible Gold Audits. By trading with the most trusted and reliable suppliers, we ensure the quality and integrity of our gold.