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Alrosa Quits Two Major Diamond Industry Bodies

Following the war in Ukraine, Alrosa has quit the NDC and the RJC
Rough Diamonds
Credit: Alrosa

Following the war in Ukraine, Alrosa has suspended its membership in the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) as well as its position as vice chair of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), IDEX Online reports.

 

Underground diamond mining miners
Credit: Alrosa

 

NDC’s CEO David Kellie said: “We are confident that Alrosa will continue to follow its outlined commitments to being a socially responsible business conducted according to the industry’s best practices and high standards. We wish the company the quickest resolution of all the difficulties encountered.”

 

Putin diamond mining Russia
Credit: Alrosa

 

Peter Karakchiev, Alroasa’s head of international relations, has been RJC’s vice chairman from 2018. According to the report, “he has voluntarily stepped down and temporarily left the board of directors at RJC.” The RJC is “the leading standards organization of the global jewelry and watch industry with 1,500 member companies in 71 countries.”



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