RAPAPORT... Rubel & Ménasché, a Paris-based diamond company, supported the Diamond Development Initiative International (DDI) at the level of ''important contributor.'' The diamond firm is a member of the Dali Group and supplies jewelry retailers of Place Vendôme with high-end small goods.
The company has been granted European Commission (EC) “Authorized Economic Operator” (AEO) status by the government of France, which means that it meets EC standards in respect of customs compliance, record-keeping, financial solvency, security and safety standards.
“We are extremely pleased with the support and confidence that Rubel & Ménasché is showing in our work,” said DDI’s executive director, Dorothée Gizenga. “This is an example of how an important member of the diamond industry can make a connection between the showroom and those at the production end of the pipeline. This contribution will help immensely with the work DDI is doing to bring artisanal diamond diggers into the formal economy where they can earn a fair income under decent working conditions.”
Stephan Wolzok, the director at Rubel & Ménasché, said, “We are proud to walk the line in the name of others who can’t, and this is what corporate and social responsibility means to us. Reaching out to artisanal and small-scale miners is a way to re-draw the almost invisible line that connects us all along the diamond pipeline.”