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Managing the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Leveraging Landfolio to manage the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and associated obligations

Landfolio is increasingly being used by governments of participating nations to effectively implement the provisions of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). These countries have developed tracking solutions for monitoring the export and import of rough diamonds.




The Kimberley Process (KP), established in 2003 by a United Nations resolution, provides effective and pragmatic measures to address the risks that the trade in rough diamonds carries through fuelling and financing armed conflict and other illicit activities. The problem arises particularly in regions where artisanal and alluvial diamond mining activities predominate.


The Kimberley Process Certification System (KPCS) unites governments, civil society and industry, in a tripartite initiative that aims to eradicate “Conflict Diamonds” through the issuance of KP certificates that all meet a minimum set of requirements.


Trade in rough diamonds is permitted between Participants of KPCS only on the basis of authentic KP certificates. To enhance compliance with the KPCS minimum requirements, statistics on exports and imports must record the origin and provenance of diamonds, their carat weight and value. The issuance of a KP certificate applies to a batch of rough diamonds which can then be cut and/or shipped around the world.


Landfolio can be configured to manage the entire Kimberley Process certification workflow starting with the receipt of the necessary application documentation and fees.


The application can then be reviewed and verified online by the relevant authority. Once the application is approved, the official Certificate can be generated.


Upon issuing of the KP Certificate, the system can send notifications to both the KPC Authority and the applicant who then collects the original certificate.


The application details, the origin and provenance of diamonds, their carat weight and value are recorded in the system and can be fully reported on.


Government agencies that already use Landfolio to manage their mineral licensing processes can easily leverage their existing system to implement Kimberley Process certification.


When managing the KPCS in Landfolio government agencies have an effective monitoring system that helps maintain the necessary safeguards to stop conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate diamond supply chain.


Participant countries of the KP are expected to meet the standard and diamonds are certified as “conflict-free” providing consumer confidence and restoring public trust in the integrity the product and the industry as a whole.


Effective management of the KPCS also provides the ability of the diamond industry to regulate itself in relation to the full supply chain, from import to retail.

Landfolio is used to track and record applications for, and the issuing of, Kimberley Process Certificates and records the origin and provenance of diamonds, their carat weight and value, amongst other pertinent information.


Information held in Landfolio can then be used for monitoring and reporting on KP compliance by providing standardized and accurate information for the KP Participant country.


  • All information relevant to the KPCS is held within Landfolio.
  • Compliance with standard KPCS processes is ensured.
  • The system provides the ability to undertake audits and validation checks against fraudulent KP Certificates.
  • The system sends notifications to Applicants and Controllers regarding the issuance of a KP Certificate.
  • Governments are provided with the necessary information to meet their reporting requirements.