Our company philosophy reflects who we are. Our dreams and actions demonstrate these core values. We believe putting our values into practice creates long term benefits and relationships for our employees, partners, and the communities we serve.
At SJI we are guided by the following values:
SJI is committed to ethical business practices within the jewelry industry and has an unwavering adherence to this responsibility. By committing to this basic principle, SJI is aligned with the Diamond Trade Company’s(DTC), Best Practice Principles, (BPP) to ensure total integrity throughout the entire diamond pipeline. We have a commitment to supporting the United Nations guiding principles on Business and Human rights.
The Kimberly Process is a joint society that brought together governments, industry, and civil society to an initiative whose goal is to stem the flow of conflict diamonds-rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.
In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification process for rough diamonds. By 2003, the implementation of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, (KPCS) was in full effect. By imposing extensive requirements, its members are able to certify that shipments of diamonds are conflict free.
By partnering with additional industry organizations such as JBT and JVC, we are able to be fully informed of change within our industry.