Signet Hosts Industry Roundtable to Discuss Responsible Sourcing Initiative

Finance and Trade
03/03/2016 08:30

Professional Jeweller attended Signet Jewelers has held a roundtable event in London for the U.K. industry to discuss its Responsible Sourcing Protocol for Diamonds (D-SRSP), which aims to provide increased transparency and continuous improvement in the integrity of the global diamond supply. Signet consulted with De Beers and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) in developing the D-SRSP which adheres to both De Beers’ Best Practice Principles (BPPs) and RJC standards, the event was told according to Professional Jeweller.

RJC executive director, Andrew Bone, commented: “The RJC welcomes the introduction of the D-SRSP and was pleased to play a leading role in the development of the protocol.” Meanwhile, Signet's CEO, Mark Light, said. “The D-SRSP was developed alongside other industry leaders to ensure increased transparency in a practical and workable way. The goal of this protocol is to make real and meaningful improvements to the diamond supply chain as a whole.”