Update, June 11, 2021
The session was joined by more than 500 participants in 23 countries, underscoring today’s interest in matters of environmental and social welfare among consumers and industry members alike.
Join IGI North American President Avi Levy and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services Stanley Mathuram for new information on sustainability certification for natural and lab grown diamonds.
Hosted by Green Rocks, the session will cover the first sustainability standard developed for the diamond sector.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Consumers are increasingly demanding that the diamonds they purchase meet the highest standards of ethical and environmental responsibility, protecting people and the planet. SCS Global’s SCS-007 Jewelry Sustainability Standard is the first comprehensive, multi-stakeholder sustainability standard developed for the diamond sector.
This certification applies to both natural and lab grown diamonds, including any entity that handles the diamonds on their way to market. The standard reportedly establishes unprecedented benchmarks of performance and transparency in terms of environmental, social and governance achievement, climate neutrality, production practices with net zero impact and comprehensive origin traceability for the highest possible source-to-market certainty.
Stanley Mathuram and Avi Levy
Panelist Stanley Mathuram oversees SCS corporate sales and marketing. A member of the company executive team with extensive operational and technical expertise, he plays a key role in driving business strategy, organizational development, and critical project management.
IGI North American President Avi Levy oversees the institute’s USA operations. He has 30 years of experience in diamond sourcing, manufacturing, product development, brand partnerships and relationship building. He holds a position on the Diamonds Do Good Board of Directors.
Dual Channel Diamonds
Earlier this year, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, certified IGI with the ISO 17025 accreditation for lab-grown diamonds, making IGI’s laboratories the world’s first to hold ISO accreditation for both natural and lab-grown diamonds.