Laboratory-grown diamond producer LUSIX has been granted sustainability accreditation for its rough diamonds following a comprehensive green audit.
The pilot accreditation, commissioned by the Lab-Grown Diamond Council, confirms its production in Rehovot, Israel, has met the relevant requirements of the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use, covering five major areas: origin assurance, ethical stewardship, climate-neutrality, sustainable production practices and strategic sustainability investments.
The standard was developed under an international, multi-stakeholder process managed by non-profit SCS Standards Development, with the involved of diamond producers, retailers, technology experts, environmental and social responsibility civil society representatives and academia.
Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group and LUSIX founder said: “We believe consumers today want to know the origin of the products they purchase, the impact those products have on the environment and community and to have confidence in the claims made by their producers.
“LUSIX is proud to work together with SCS and partners to help implement this industry standard throughout the whole value chain.”
The diamond producer signed up as a pilot participant while the standard was under development to help advance the uptake of a full sustainability standard by the industry.
Stanley Mathuram, SCS Global Services Executive Vice President added: “Meeting the requirements of the SCS 007 standard in order to achieve accreditation as a producer and certification of the diamonds coming from LUSIX’ production operation, is no small accomplishment.
“LUSIX accreditation is an important milestone in helping to bring sustainability rated diamonds to market.”