coloured gems

New Publication: Challenges to advancing environmental and social responsibility in the coloured gems industry

sapphire

On 29 January 2016, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) published a report that provides insight into the main challenges hindering the setting of a common and collaborative framework to advance the environmental and social responsibility agenda of the coloured gems industry, and uncovers potential areas where convergence on the priorities of these challenges can be found in order to contribute to identifying a clear path towards a collaborative framework.

RESP Launches International Consultation on Sustainability of the Coloured Gems Industry

Gems Processing

On 8 June 2015, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) launched an international consultation process that will assist in the identification of key sustainability-related priorities for the coloured gemstones industry.

This consultation is the first of its kind and will seek to contribute to the development of a sustainability framework for artisanal and small scale mining of coloured gemstones and provide initial elements to assess its potential implementation through an international standard.