OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
As a company built on the core values of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Safety, WD Lab Grown Diamonds is dedicated to leading with transparency, and setting a new benchmark in sustainability for others to follow.
Every choice we make at WD reflects our commitment to responsible Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. In keeping with our dedication to sustainability, and our responsibility as the leading laboratory grown diamond producer, we became the first diamond company in the world to achieve third-party sustainability certification and The 5th C of Climate Neutrality in October 2020.
WD'S PATH TO THIRD-PARTY SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION
Our journey toward sustainability certification began in October 2019, at the formal kick-off of SCS Global Services’ pilot program for the Jewelry Sustainability Standard – Sustainability Rated Diamonds (SCS-007). Developed through an independent, multi-stakeholder committee, the Standard establishes the world's most stringent benchmark of sustainable accountability, transparency and provenance assurance for the gemstone diamond industry, and is the first unified framework for assessing natural and laboratory grown diamonds.
At the start of the process, WD Lab Grown Diamonds assembled an internal sustainability task-force, spanning all areas of our business, including Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, and Human Resources. We dedicated over one year of in-depth work and study, in the process defining and implemented a holistic, multi-year sustainability strategy.
To become the first certified diamond company in the world, we underwent an extensive ESG audit through SCS. WD completed a comprehensive, third-party Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and full review of our operations, data, and anti-corruption policies, among other key categories of the Standard.
For the first time in the diamond industry, we achieved full Chain of Custody tracking and Grown in the USA traceability by rigorously vetting our supply chain, requiring sustainability certification at every step. We went one step further by commissioning a third-party laboratory, in partnership with SCS, to create a forensic fingerprint – or Diamond DNA – of our diamonds. Tracked from seed to stone, each diamond’s girdle is branded and inscribed with a unique identification number that travels with it for its lifetime, guaranteeing provenance with 99% accuracy.
WD'S FIVE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY ACHIEVEMENT
FULL ORIGIN TRACEABILITY
A state-of-the-art, independently verified test-and-trace forensic laboratory guarantees our diamond provenance and Chain of Custody with 99% accuracy