GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

WWF Russia names the country’s best environmentally responsible companies in 2020

17 december 2020
WWF_news_logo.pngThe World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) of Russia has published a 2020 rating of openness in the field of environmental responsibility among the mining and metallurgical companies operating in the country. 
The top ten included Kinross Gold with a final score of 1.7424, Polymetal (1.6889), Polyus (1.6856), SDS-Coal (1.6568), Metalloinvest (1.6371), Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works (1.5955), Severstal (1.5795), Kuzbassrazrezugol (1.5788), AGD DIAMONDS (1.4571) and Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works ( 1, 4568). ALROSA ranked eleventh in the WWF rating, gaining 1.4443 points.
The openness rating is a project of Russia’s World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and National Rating Agency implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Program, the Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
Since 2019, the rating has been calculated within the framework of the People for Nature project implemented by WWF Russia with the support of the European Union in 2019-2022. The main objective of the project is to support public organizations and local communities in solving environmental problems in two areas: preserving forests through the fight against their degradation and illegal exploitation and reducing water and air pollution through reducing the negative impact of industry on the environment and increasing the environmental responsibility of business.
The rating has been published since 2015 providing comparative assessments of the companies’ environmental responsibility and the scale of their environmental impact. According to its organizers, the most sensitive to disclosure was the criteria reflecting information provided by companies to the public about accidents and controversial environmental situations.
The rating is based on the criteria formulated in the Basic Principles for Environmentally and Socially Responsible Policy of Mining Companies, as well as in a number of international documents.
The 2020 rating proceeds from the activities of 40 largest mining and metallurgical companies in the field of environmental management and policy, environmental impact and information disclosure and transparency. As last year, AGD DIAMONDS has been recognized as the best among diamond mining companies.

Vladimir Malakhov, Rough&Polished