M. Geller Ltd. – A Responsible Supplier to the Diamond Industry
As a leader in the loose diamond industry for more than 30 years, M. Geller, Ltd and its staff are fully committed to representing an ethically sourced product to our customer, the retail jeweler. We acknowledge and accept our responsibility as an agent for the sale of loose diamonds in the United States and to only represent to our customers a product that is sourced from law abiding, non-abusive entities that share our core values, specifically with regard to the respect and protection of workers’ human rights.
We equally adhere to a stringent policy of not participating in or supporting any armed or political conflict that may benefit from the sourcing, production and marketing of diamonds. We are committed to only representing diamonds that are conflict-free and responsibly sourced. We are steadfast in our resolve to refrain from any action that contributes to the financing of conflict. We fully comply with all United Nations Security Council resolutions against importing diamonds from conflict affected and high-risk areas. In that same vein, it shall always be our policy to only represent to our customers, diamonds that were sourced from entities that comply with the Kimberley Process.
In addition, we will not participate in aiding any corporations that would profit from the mistreatment of workers, including child labor practices, sexual harassment, any forms of cruel or inhuman treatment and any other serious violations of international humanitarian law. We will immediately suspend any interactions with suppliers if we identify a reasonable risk that those parties are violating these standards. We currently require our suppliers to sign statements that verify they support our views as well. We are more actively working with our suppliers to identify the chain of custody and institute compliance policies for all diamonds that we represent to our customers.
Our company’s integrity is the cornerstone of the relationships that we have with our customers and suppliers. Therefore, a fundamental core to our role as a responsible, ethical source of diamonds is to uphold a strict policy to never accept, solicit, promise, or demand any bribes to conceal the origin of the products we offer. Our company will not misrepresent any taxes, fees or royalties paid to any public officials, government entities or political interest groups for the purpose of extraction, trade, transport, or export of the diamonds we market to our customers. Further, we will suspend or discontinue relationships with any sources that have been determined to be involved in bribery as a practice relating to their acquisition and ownership of diamonds that we would bring to the market on their behalf.
Our company will always persist in our efforts to attain full compliance with our source partners with regard to an ethical chain of custody of the product we represent on their behalf, because we believe that these things matter.