Top managers of Tiffany & Co., the internationally renowned jeweler, paid a familiarization visit to ALROSA. The delegation headed by Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tiffany & Co.’s Diamond Division Michael Bergkoetter became further acquainted with the Company’s ALROSA’s diamond mining cycle.
The delegation visited Internatsionalny underground mine, Nyurbinsky and Botuobinsky open-pit mines, processing plant at Nyurba division, and ALROSA’s Diamond Sorting Centre.
“Issues like social welfare and environmental protection are vital for Tiffany. The implementation of such programs, including protection of employees and concern about society, are an integral priority in our rough diamond supply chain,” said Michael Bergkoetter, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tiffany & Co.’s Diamond Division.
ALROSA entered into a diamond supply agreement with Tiffany & Co. in 2012. The company purchases rough diamonds under long-term agreements through its subsidiary Laurelton Diamonds.
Tiffany & Co., founded in 1837, is one of the world’s largest luxury jewelry and specialty retailers. Tiffany operates more than 300 stores worldwide today.