Firestar Ethical Policy

FIRESTAR DIAMOND BUSINESS POLICIES

MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORISM FINANCING, OTHER FINANCIAL OFFENCES / AML-CFT

KIMBERLEY PROCESS AND SYSTEM OF WARRANTIES

ANTI-BRIBERY AND FACILITATION PAYMENT POLICY:

GOLD SOURCING POLICY:

EMPLOYMENT

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Firestar recognizes the need to develop a sustainable, value-creating business and is committed to the following:

NON-DISCRIMINATION, DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

CHILD LABOUR

VOLUNTARY EMPLOYMENT:

Employees in the Facilities shall be free to leave their employment without threat or coercion. Accordingly, the Company shall not employ forced, indentured, debt-bonded or convict labor, nor use any practice to coerce the continued employment of any person, such as the practice of requiring employee’s to pay recruitment commissions or the withholding of travel documents.

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION:

Where permitted by law, the Company will recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. In all events, Employees shall be free to express legitimate grievances and concerns to management without fear of retribution or punishment.

HUMAN RIGHTS

HUMAN RIGHTS: Firestar at all times respects the fundamental human rights and dignity of the individual as defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Firestar complies with all national and international laws and regulations prohibiting human trafficking. It does not engage in the use of involuntary prison labors, slavery or trafficking in persons.

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

Firestar complies with all relevant national environmental legislation and conducts its operations in a manner that safeguards the environment, minimizes wastes, emissions, energy consumption, and unnecessary bulk use. Firestar maintains awareness of current environmental legislative requirements relevant to the environmental impacts of its activities, products, and services, and ensure legal compliance through training, awareness, operational control and monitoring. Firestar will, wherever appropriate, introduce management and operating systems to minimize any detrimental environmental impacts of its business practices that may exist

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES:

Firestar will not manufacture, trade, and/or use chemicals and hazardous substances subject to international bans for releasing high toxicity to living organisms, atmospheric retention, potential for bioaccumulation, or potential for depletion of the ozone layer.

WASTE AND EMISSIONS:

Firestar disposes off wastes substances in compliance with applicable law. Where applicable law does not exist, prevailing international standards are adopted. Firestar seeks to decrease emissions to air, water and land relative to production output.

USE OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES:

Firestar seeks to ensure the efficiency of its business operations in terms of consumption of natural resources including, but not limited to, water and energy.

SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

Firestar is committed to fighting against undisclosed synthetic diamonds. Following methodology has been adapted for ensuring compliance to undisclosed synthetic Diamonds –