adapt or die

2020 is a very hard year for the diamond industry (for most of us, for most industries, in fact).Lower demand, lower prices, closures, unemployment, uncertainty. The industry will recover, eventually; it’ll be different, as previous social, economic and technological trends have been accelerated or amplified by the pandemic shock and its economic aftershocks. In my … Continue reading adapt or die

Safe and sustainable mining with ISO standards

SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE MINING WITH ISO STANDARDS Mining is a temporary activity, with mines operating from anywhere between a few years and a few decades. Increasingly, however, what happens after a mine is closed, and the impact this has on the local community and environment, has an important influence on the competitiveness of the mining … Continue reading Safe and sustainable mining with ISO standards

NSC (Natural Stone Council) Releases Sustainability Standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently published “ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone“ and Natural Stone Council Chain of Custody standards. These standards have been developed to document and improve the sustainability profile of natural dimension stone production.