JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Godavari was founded on the principles of sustainable luxury, mindful design and bespoke craftsmanship. The Godavari marque heralds these principles along with the element of surprise, a moment in time to be remembered forever. Human connectedness is in every touchpoint of the brand experience.
Godavari is a diamond brand founded on the principles of sustainable luxury, mindful design and bespoke craftsmanship. The Godavari marque heralds these principles along with the element of surprise. Godavari carefully selects diamonds from fair-trade organisations and sustainably-producing mines. In fact Godavari ensures all supplies are sourced from entities that commit to sustainable environmental and business practices. The Godavari commitment to local suppliers means that ethical and sustainable practices are constantly monitored and maintained to the highest possible standards. Their process ensures Godavari is able to provide assurance as to the provenance and authenticity of all Godavari Diamonds, for complete peace of mind.
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
People get the most joy from life when giving, whether it be of themselves or gifting something special and unique. It’s comforting to be sure that the gift you give has a positive impact in our world.
Godavari Diamonds packages its jewellery for its global customer base with recyclable and biodegradable materials without using any plastic. In addition, no heavy metals or chlorine are present. The paper stock in the gift packaging is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which ensures that the pulps originate from sustainably managed forests. Jewellery cases for diamonds, rings and other Godavari luxury items can be tailored by using a single composite coral resin material. The cases are hand-crafted by locally based New Zealand suppliers with whom the company closely engages. Very few sustainable materials are sourced and assembled, which ends up generating less waste than similar product packaging tends to produce across the industry.
Godavari Diamonds sources its jewellery for distribution and retail from a variety of fairtrade organisations and sustainably focused mining operations. The company has extensive visibility of its supply chain, including tier 2 and 3 suppliers. Through Godavari Diamonds’ network of business partners and certification bodies such as the Kimberley Process, jewellery pieces can effectively be traced. All direct suppliers are required to commit to Godavari Diamonds’ supplier of code of conduct. The company’s code stipulates that suppliers must comply with customs laws, competition laws, and international trade restrictions and sanctions. Suppliers are also accountable for prohibiting money-laundering and preventing conflicts of interest. The Godavari Diamonds sourcing strategy prioritises respect for human rights, decent working conditions, and effective grievance mechanisms in the supply chain. Suppliers’ environmental responsibilities are also non-negotiable prerequisites such as having an environmental management system, reducing GHG emissions, minimising waste, and preserving biodiversity. Company suppliers must also disclose their own sourcing practices.
ETHICS & FAIR OPERATING PRACTICES
Godavari Diamonds also has its own internal code of conduct, which establishes a framework for responsible conduct and risk management for engaging with stakeholders. All the company’s activities and commitments are devoted to ‘’delivering high quality, ethically sourced, conflict free…jewellery.’’ The internal code guides employees to make appropriate choices in line with company values and policies ranging from diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and the supply chain to health and safety as well as sustainability concerns within the entire value chain. Godavari Diamonds’ anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies comply with the New Zealand Anti-Bribery Act 2015, and these are reviewed on a regular basis and updated where/when applicable. Despite being a micro-enterprise, an in-house anti-corruption system includes comprehensive whistleblowing and grievance resolution processes.
Godavari was built on a unique vision to weave human connection and sustainable practices throughout the brand experience. Along with mindful design and bespoke craftsmanship, no detail is left to chance. Godavari will continue to build on its sustainable processes and seek out opportunities to improve sustainable practises along with partnering with those that have the same commitment to sustainability. Godavari has proactively supported local projects that are supporting environmental sustainability and intends to continue to seek out and support such opportunities.