Promoting ethical business conduct
Nicholas Wylde strives to maintain a high standard of ethical values. We want to ensure all materials used in making our jewellery come from reliable sources. It is important to us that we produce beautiful jewellery as best as we possibly can with these values in mind, and therefore our supply chain and trade contacts are paramount.
Sources and Mining
Our ethical goals are to know the origins of all the materials we use in our designs, and to know that the mining companies involved are committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility.
The Kimberley Process is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The trade in these illicit stones has fuelled decades of devastating conflicts in countries such as Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’. Nicholas Wylde fully supports this international association by sourcing all its gemstones including diamonds from reputable sources.
We embrace the objectives of the “No Dirty Gold” campaign, which establishes aspirational standards for the extraction of gold that retail jewellers can use as they seek responsible mining sources. To fully maintain our responsibility to this objective we ensure all precious metals used by us is supplied by reputable organisations who also fully support these objectives. We fully support the international standards set to ensure materials we use derive from reognised, audited and approved mining sources.
Paper and packaging
We are constantly striving to help the environment by embarking on greener alternatives where possible. All gifts purchased are beautifully giftwrapped and presented in our new biodegradable bags.