Ethics and Compliance
In May 2005 the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices was created to promote ethical, social and environmental concerns. Although it represents companies involved only in the gold and diamond supply chain and not yet in the coloured precious stone industry, Sapphirus Lanka implements responsible business practices in a transparent and accountable manner, throughout the daily running of our business and operations.

Business Ethics

  1. We are committed to conducting our daily operations to a high ethical standard, ensuring integrity, transparency and conformance with applicable laws.
  2. We will not engage in bribery or corruption.
  3. We will not tolerate money laundering and financing of terrorism.
  4. There is no equivalent of the Kimberley Process in the coloured precious stones industry. However, our ethics dictate that we will not purchase gemstones originating from a conflict torn country and from countries where the local population is oppressed. We will select the provenance of our rough material, not just according to quality but also after having taken into account the social, political aspects.
  5. We will disclose the material characteristics of the product that we sell.
  6. We will act in accordance with anti-trust regulations.

Social Responsibility

  1. We believe in and will respect the fundamental rights and the dignity of the individual according to the United Nations of Human Rights.
  2. We will not tolerate the use of child labour.
  3. We will not use any forced, bonded, indentured or prison labour, nor restrict the freedom of movement of employees and dependants.
  4. We are committed to high standards of health and safety in our operations and daily business.
  5. We will not prevent workers form associating freely. Where laws prohibit these freedoms, we will support parallel means of dialogue.
  6. We will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, caste national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, marital status, physical appearance, age or any other applicable prohibitive basis in the workplace.
  7. We will prohibit the use of corporal punishment or the use of degrading treatment, harassment, abuse, coercion or intimidation in any shape or form.
  8. We will adhere to working hours and remuneration legislations.
  9. We will take adequate measures to ensure the physical integrity and security of our employees and product shipments.
  10. We will support the developing communities linked to our activities, contributing to their economic and social welfare.
  11. We will recognise and respect the rights of indigenous peoples and the values of their traditional, cultural and social heritage.

  12. Environmental conscientiousness

  13. We will conduct our businesses in an environmentally responsible manner.
  14. We will manage our influence on the environment by eliminating or minimising the negative impacts resulting form our operations.
  15. We will ensure the efficiency of our business operations by managing our waste and our use of energy and water.
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