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Stephane Fishler, President of AWDC

''The Antwerp World Diamond Centre firmly believes in the work of DDI and has been its partner for several years. The Maendeleo Diamond Standards clearly demonstrate that artisanal diamond mining can be done in a sustainable and responsible way, supporting and improving the livelihood of millions of families.''

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Feriel Zerouki, Head of Government and Industry Relations

''De Beers is committed to supporting credible industry-wide initiatives that reinforce stakeholder and consumer confidence. De Beers has supported DDI since its inception, and comments the organization on the hard work and efforts it has delivered so far.''

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Jonathan Samuel, Group Head of Social Performance for Anglo American

''The Anglo American Group Foundation is excited by DDI's ability to catalyse systemic change in the artisanal mining sector, benefiting miners, their communities and ultimately diamond consumers worldwide.''

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Denis Koh, Vice President, UL Consumer and Retail Services

''UL is dedicated to advancing sustainable business practices within supply chains worlwide. We fully support DDI's efforts to enable the responsible artisanal production of alluvial diamonds through the Maendeleo Diamond Standards.''


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With a donation to DDI, you can help artisanal miners and their families live better, more productive lives, contributing to the growth and development of their communities.

By becoming a Friend of DDI, your organization can contribute to improving the social and economic conditions of some of the least fortunate members of the diamond industry family – artisanal miners — while demonstrating to your customers your support of ethical and responsible sourcing.

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