e have unparalleled experience of all aspects of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. One of our directors ran the implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, funded by the European Union, in Liberia.
This included improving administrative and industrial transparency, chain of custody procedures for all rough diamonds from mine to point of export, the audit of production trails, the collection of royalties, the design of nationwide sensitisation programmes, the training of government officials, the construction of facilities, the management of equipment and technology, the design of logistics programmes and the development of legal frameworks to safeguard the KPCS in Liberia .
Another director participated in the development of the KPCS itself, a consequence of his leadership in international advocacy regarding conflict diamonds in the late 1990s. Building on this firm foundation, we are able to offer a comprehensive pre KP Review assessment assisting countries with the identification and resolution of any issues that may weaken their KPCS.
We also have extensive expertise in the forensic audit of diamond stock, particularly those held by companies in areas subject to KP vigilance alerts, typically in countries experiencing political instability and/or internal conflict.