Competitive NGO’s

Author: Avi Krawitz, Diamonds.net, Published on: 16 December 2011

The recent withdrawal of Global Witness from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) generated much press coverage and interest. The move was inevitable but timely...Whether Global Witness intended to impact Christmas demand is uncertain, but its message to consumers was clear. “Consumers should not buy Marange diamonds, and industry should not supply them,” said Charmian Gooch, a founding director of the group. “Consumers have a right to know what they’re buying and what was done to obtain it.”...Annie Dunnebacke, a Global Witness campaigner, stressed that the group was in no way stepping away from the issue...The remaining members of the KP civil society coalition have outlined the reforms they want to see addressed by the scheme in 2012. [refers to De Beers, Gem Diamonds, Mbada Diamonds (joint venture New Reclam Group & Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp.), Marange Resources (part of Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation), Rapaport Group]

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Related companies: De Beers Gem Diamonds Marange Resources (part of Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation) Mbada Diamonds (joint venture New Reclamation Group & Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation) New Reclamation Rapaport Group Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)