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Our claim: Best in Class

Constantin Wild GmbH & Co. KG wants to be the leader in all segments in which we operate in the future. We measure ourselves against criteria such as performance, trustworthiness, quality, reliability and service. Everywhere we want to be the best partner for our customers. Our vision is at the same time the standard we set for ourselves.

Values and guiding principles 

  • We are a reliable partner
  • We value our employees and business partners
  • Based on our tradition, we are open to innovations
  • We implement our ideas in a lively and efficient manner
  • We always act in a focused and consistent manner
  • We have clear rules of conduct for all employees in the company
  • We are committed to our social responsibility for society and the environment
  • We live a modern, fair and motivating management culture
  • We are fully committed to fair and law-abiding behaviour in competition
  • We consistently monitor compliance with our Code of Conduct
  • We are committed to respecting human rights in accordance with the UN Human Rights Charter.

Vision & Mission

VISION:

Our vision is to be the most respected and trusted partner for jewellery brands and designers in the world of exceptional gems.

MISSION:

With a family heritage spanning over ten generations, our mission remains to illuminate the colours of the worldÔÇÖs most exciting gems, revealing natural luxury and inspiring unique emotions.

Human rights

We respect human rights by considering all potential and actual impacts in our business and business relationships.

We are committed to upholding and implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the extent possible given our size and circumstances.

We, Constantin Wild GmbH & Co.KG, have established guidelines / policies and procedures:

We prohibit bribery in all business practices and transactions conducted by ourselves and by agents acting on our behalf.

We protect employees from penalty or adverse consequences if they identify good faith concerns related to suspected bribery, refuse to participate in a bribe, or refuse to make a bribe or facilitation payment, even if that action may result in a loss of business for the Company.

As a general rule:

  • Small giveaways (promotional items) are fine.
  • No gifts to private addresses
  • No cash gifts or vouchers
  • No gifts in the context of initiating a contract
  • Particular caution with public officials

To this end, Constantin Wild GmbH & Co KG has introduced a gift register and a whistleblowing process.

For supply chains

Recognising the potential negative consequences of mineral extraction, trade, transhipment and export from conflict and high risk areas, and our own responsibility to respect human rights and prevent exacerbation of conflict, we commit to adopting, widely disseminating and incorporating into contracts or agreements with suppliers the following Responsible Sourcing Strategy for Minerals from Conflict and High Risk Areas, which is intended to provide common guidance on conflict-prone sourcing and supplier risk awareness from the point of extraction to delivery to the end user for conflict-prone sourcing and supplier risk awareness from the point of extraction through to delivery to the end user. We are committed to avoiding any action that could contribute to the financing of conflict and to complying with all relevant UN sanctions resolutions or, where applicable, with all national legislation implementing such resolutions.

With regard to serious abuses in the extraction, transport or trade of minerals:

As a matter of principle, we avoid sourcing from conflict and high-risk areas.

  1. In the event of overlapping political developments on sourcing from conflict and high risk areas, we will not, under any circumstances, condone, profit from, participate in, assist or support the following acts carried out by any party:

(i) any form of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment;

(ii) any form of forced labour; this includes tasks or services forced to perform against his or her will under the threat of punishment;

(iii) the worst forms of child labour

(iv) other serious violations and abuses of human rights, such as the widespread occurrence of sexual violence

(v) war crimes or other serious violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide.

With regard to risk management of serious grievances:

  1. We will immediately suspend or terminate all business relationships with upstream suppliers if there is a reasonable risk that they are sourcing their goods from, or are otherwise associated with, a party committing a serious violation as defined in clause 1 above.

With regard to direct or indirect support of non-state armed groups:

  1. We do not accept any direct or indirect support of non-state armed groups through mining, transportation, trade, transhipment or export of minerals. “Direct or indirect support” of non-state armed groups through the mining, transportation, trade, transshipment or export of minerals also includes, in particular, the procurement of minerals, the making of payments to, and the provision of logistical support or equipment to, non-state armed groups or their business partners that:

(i) unlawfully monitor extraction sites or otherwise control transport routes, transhipment points and upstream suppliers in the supply chain;

(ii) unlawfully collect royalties or extort money or minerals from access points to the mining site, transportation routes or other mineral handling points;

(iii) unlawfully demanding duties or extorting payments from intermediaries, exporting companies or international traders.

With regard to direct or indirect support of non-state armed groups:

  1. We will immediately suspend or terminate all business relationships with upstream suppliers if there is a reasonable risk that they may receive their goods from a party directly or indirectly supporting non-state armed groups, as defined in armed groups as defined in section 3 or is otherwise associated with them.

 With respect to public and private security forces:

  1. In accordance with clause 10, we undertake to refrain from any direct or indirect support of public or private security forces that unlawfully exercise control over mining sites, transport routes and upstream actors in the supply chain; unlawfully demand taxes, extortion money or minerals at access points to mining sites, along transport routes or at transhipment points; or unlawfully tax or extort intermediaries, exporting companies and international traders.
  2. We recognise that the role of public or private security forces at mining sites or in surrounding areas or along transportation routes is solely to uphold the rule of law, including respecting human rights, ensuring the safety of miners, equipment and facilities, and protecting the mining site and transportation routes from interference with legitimate mining and trade.
  3. Whenever we or companies in our supply chain engage public or private security forces, we or the security forces commit to complying with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights at the time of engagement. In particular, we will support or initiate screening strategies to prevent the engagement of security forces with individuals or entities responsible for serious human rights violations.
  4. We will support or initiate cooperation with central or local authorities, international and civil society organisations to jointly develop a workable solution for greater transparency, proportionality and accountability in payments to public security forces for their security services.
  5. We will support or initiate cooperation with central or local authorities, international and civil society organisations to prevent or minimise the adverse impacts of the presence of public or private security forces at mining sites on vulnerable groups, such as miners responsible for artisanal and small-scale mineral extraction.

With regard to risk management for public or private security forces:

  1. According to the company’s position in the supply chain, we will promptly develop, adopt and implement a risk management plan for upstream companies and other stakeholders. and implement a risk management plan for upstream companies and other stakeholders to avoid or mitigate any risks arising from direct or indirect support to public or private security forces as set out in section 5. 5 posed by direct or indirect support from public or private security forces. In such cases, if all attempts to mitigate the risk have failed within six months of the adoption of the risk management plan, business relationships with upstream suppliers shall be suspended or terminated. The same procedure shall be followed if there is a reasonable risk that an activity in violation of sections 8 and 9 could be identified.

With regard to corruption and fraudulent misrepresentation concerning the origin of the minerals:

  1. We will not offer, promise, hand over or demand bribes or give in to any request for bribes to conceal or disguise the origin of minerals or to misrepresent any tax, duty or royalty paid to the government for the purpose of mineral extraction, trade, transhipment, transportation or export.

With regard to money laundering:

  1. We will make every effort to cooperate in, or take steps to cooperate in, the effective prevention of money laundering where there is a reasonable risk of money laundering as a result of of or in connection with the mining, trading, handling, transportation or export of minerals obtained through unlawful taxation or extortion at access points to mining sites, along transportation routes, or at upstream or at transshipment points of upstream companies.

With regard to risk management of corruption and fraudulent misrepresentation regarding the origin of minerals, money laundering and the payment of taxes, duties and royalties to governments:

  1. In accordance with the company’s respective position in the supply chain, we are committed to working with suppliers, central or local government authorities, international organisations, civil society and affected third parties, as appropriate, to optimise and track success in preventing or mitigating risks of adverse impacts through demonstrable actions taken within a reasonable period of time. Following failed attempts to mitigate risks, we will suspend or terminate business relationships with upstream suppliers.

With regard to discrimination

We, Constantin Wild GmbH & Co.KG, do not practice or tolerate discrimination of any kind in the workplace with respect to hiring, retention, compensation, overtime, access to training, career development, promotion, termination or retirement.

This includes discrimination based on race, colour, ethnicity, caste, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, marital status, parental or pregnancy status, physical appearance, HIV status, age or other personal characteristics unrelated to the inherent requirements of the job.

We ensure that all persons who are “fit for work” are given equal opportunities and are not discriminated against on the basis of factors unrelated to their ability to perform their job.

Ensuring is done by the management personally. Employees have the opportunity to take legal action if they feel they have been treated wrongly.

 

Source: OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas Annex II

 

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