Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Norilsk Nickel among winners of the Leaders of Responsible Business national award

31 january 2024

The organizing committee of the “Leaders of Responsible Business” national award announced the results of the competition and approved the list of finalists. PhosAgro, Norilsk Nickel, Severstal and RUSAL won first-class awards at the competition.

The national business award for large Russian companies was established after the meeting of the Russian president with the congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) in 2023. Its goal is to promote the development of responsible business practices, increase the information openness of business, recognize the contribution of companies to social development which includes favorable social, environmental, human capital and territorial development, as well as strengthening the country, disseminating successful experience and expanding the number of responsible companies.


A total of 44 companies submitted their applications to participate in the competition. When considering applications, the organizing committee took into account both the general indicators of a comprehensive assessment of companies recorded in authoritative Russian indices and sustainable development ratings, and the contribution of companies to solving publicly significant issues while giving the example of their corporate programs in key areas of strategic development.

Finalists of the competition will receive additional awards in each nomination for three best assessed results of their programs to solving strategic problems in the relevant areas. The award ceremony for the prize winners will take place at the RUIE congress in April 2024 with the participation of members of the organizing committee.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished