GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

The need for significant capital investments will be the main trend in the diamond mining industry in 2021-2030

The prospects of the diamond industry in the post-crisis period are discussed by the Rough&Polished correspondent with Sergey Mityukhin, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.

06 july 2020

Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

AGD DIAMONDS issues a report on development prospects for 2019 in line with GRI standards

28 may 2020

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AGD DIAMONDS has issued its second Sustainable Development Report for 2019 on May 26. The Sustainable Development Report for 2019 is a non-financial report of the Company. 
The first report for 2018 has received a positive feedback from the stakeholders, and with the new report, the Company continues its course towards increasing its openness and transparency in the international market and ensuring its sustainable development. 
The AGD DIAMONDS report for 2019 contains information on the principles and approaches practiced by the Company in doing business, on its key events and results in the economic, environmental and social fields, as well as on corporate governance and interaction with stakeholders.
In preparing its sustainability report, the Company used the Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the main standard. The report was prepared in line with the basic disclosure version of the GRI Standards. It also covers topics recommended by GRI for the mining and metallurgical industries.
To increase the confidence of stakeholders in the information disclosed in the report, AGD DIAMONDS engaged an independent auditor, which is KPMG JSC, to evaluate and certify the report. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough & Polished, Strasbourg