The International Diamond Manufacturers Association has accepted the Diamond Manufacturers Association of Namibia as its 15th member.
IDMA president Moti Ganz said membership in IDMA was not only a clear indication of Namibia’s growing power as a diamond manufacturing nation, but also solid proof that its diamond supply pipeline is tightly controlled and fully transparent.
“Namibia’s membership adds yet another cornerstone to our organisation, and by joining South Africa and Botswana, strengthens the African membership within IDMA,” he said.
“Diamond manufacturers fulfill a crucial role in the diamond supply pipeline. Our association cannot, and will not, at any time and under any circumstances, allow rough diamonds to be manufactured by our members, or by anyone else if we can help it, unless they have been sourced and purchased in compliance with the KP certification system.
“If our industry is to grow its market share, diamond jewellery consumers need to be absolutely confident that the diamonds polished by us are indeed a significant means for growth, employment and prosperity in the regions where these diamonds are sourced.”
Founded in 1946, IDMA is committed to “fostering and promoting the highest ideals of integrity and best practices throughout the diamond industry worldwide, as well as full compliance with all relevant national and international laws”.
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