Our Certification Process is implemented and monitored by the Ethical-Stones Organisation. We combine Ethical Stones Standards with guidelines provided by the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals
For the sourcing of precious materials, Olimining insists on mine inspections with a third-party auditor in order make sure extraction methods prohibit the use of hazardous chemicals, and environmental and social standards are applied and adhered to.
Olimining has developed a centralised digita traceability platform built to document and record precious materials from the mine to the end-user. This also includes data for financial transactions throughout the value-chain.
Olimining and its partners provide access to authorised cutting and finishing centres in order to guarantee traceability and quality control. This includes chemical trace-analysis to determine the product origin and extraction process.
Once materials have been analysed and finished, final-products are recorded and logged in the Ethical-Stones database for public access. These products are deemed certified as ethical.
✔ Insisting on mining operations to identify and report thoroughly.
✔ Demanding that infrastructure, financial and product information of gemstones and precious metals consignments from mines be recorded on its designated digital tracking platform.
✔ Ensuring alterations to merchandise and operations are clearly updated and recorded on its digital platforms.
✔ Maintaining a solid due diligence process and archive of legal documents (mining permits, certificates of origin, invoices, tax forms...)
✔ Preventing and adapting to child labour issues on artisanal mines - Olimining invests in on-site schools to cater to single parents working on mines.
✔ Promoting equal opportunity in the workplace - Olimining lobbies for property rights and equal pay for women in the mining community, the predominant gender in artisanal mining.
✔ Abiding by ILO Standards for working conditions and safety regulations - ILO176.
✔ Investing in safe production methods and employee training.
✔ Investing in innovative mining technologies for the full materials cycle: Exploration, extraction, characterisation, processing, cutting & finishing, to product recycling and land reuse
✔ Solely using Cedar Oil for the finishing of gemstones, and trace-anylsis to identify the concentration of hazardous-chemicals in the processing of precious metals.
✔ Carrying out trace-analysis testing at an authorised Swiss Laboratory.
✔ Avoiding sourcing from large industrial open-sky mining operations.
✔ Using innovative, smart and eco-friendly mining practices and machinery.
✔ Limiting the use of hazardous-chemicals throughout the processing stages.
✔ Consecutively developing public infrastructures, agricultural activities and eco-tourism activities to its mining operations.
Invests in on-shore downstream facilities to generate locaql jobs and repatriates profits towards to development of producing countries.
We export from a range of countries across the globe. Please contact us for more information...