Conflict free diamonds only
McDowells are dedicated to providing our customers with excellent quality, conflict free diamonds only. We adhere to the Kimberly Process, which is an initiative between industry, society and governments which is committed to reducing the flow of conflict diamonds* from the supply chain worldwide. We insist that all our suppliers adhere to the Kimberly Process and that this is documented in their supply policies.
The Kimberly Process (KP) has created a traceable and tamper-proof system for the distribution of diamonds which can be certified as conflict-free. Any shipment which is void of legitimate KP adherent certification will be rejected from the receiving body, or impounded.
To read more about the Kimberly Process see here: https://www.kimberleyprocess.com/
Note: *Conflict Diamonds are defined as diamonds which are used to finance war against legitimate governments around the world.
Waste electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.
We accept WEEE in both our locations. WEEE Reg no. 00711