RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PROGRAMME
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS
In addition to requiring suppliers to abide by our Code of Conduct for Partners, our Responsible Sourcing Programme includes a risk-based due diligence approach in five steps to significant product categories and raw materials (precious metals, precious stones, steel and leather).
For each sourcing project, such as a new artisanal mine value chain or sourcing a new stone for the Green Carpet Collection or any special collection, we also apply strict due diligence with our supplier, verifying their own due diligence process and conducting a through desk review onsite (e.g. at the refiner’s facility).
The due diligence process of our Responsible Sourcing Programme is implemented in compliance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, RJC COP2019, UN Guiding Principles in Business and Human Rights and with the international Sustainable Procurement Guidance (ISO20400:2017).