World Diamond Council

Membership Core Values


Members of the WDC are guided by certain core values.  By becoming a WDC member, you agree to the values detailed below.  



Core Values


  • Implementation of all elements of the WDC System of Warranties

  • Ensuring that you and your business partners understand and implement the KPCS and the WDC System of Warranties

  • Support of the mission of the WDC through engagement in its programs and by paying all required membership fees

  • Education of yourself and staff on the requirements of compliance with all elements of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) applicable to your business

Additionally, WDC members undertake to:


  • Communicate to all business partners throughout the pipeline a commitment to WDC policies, the KPCS and System of Warranties

  • Pledge to make the following affirmative statement on all invoices: 

“The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.”