“B.P. de Silva Jewellers, sets a good example in integrating ethical and sustainable practices into their business. In May 2022, B.P. de Silva Jewellers achieved the coveted B Corp Certification, which demonstrates its ability to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance." – Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in The Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development.
The journey to B Corp Certification
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Across the five generations, B.P. de Silva, like many private family-run businesses, has lived out its values through its decision making from the family and like-minded managers , but it was important for our Creative Director, Shanya, that B.P. de Silva integrates its value-backed decision making across the organisation – especially beyond the family in a more structured way to empower the teams to incorporate its principles at all levels of decision making. So when her brother Navin shared about B. Corp’s mission and certification, she was excited to explore more and found it a very valuable tool to view and assess the business moving forward.
B.Corp: B.P.’s 3-year assessment
Key efforts by B.P. de Silva includes responsible sourcing of the materials the brand uses to craft with.
In a bid to further improve the traceability of its supply chain, B.P. de Silva also became a Fairmined Gold licensed brand, and is working towards crafting 100% of its ready-to-wear collections in Fairmined Gold by 2030.
“This includes ensuring that most of their collections are made using Fairmined Gold, which is gold that comes from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organisations." – Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in The Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development.
Our Deco Darling Ring in Morganite, in B.P's Colour Medley™ of 18K White and Rose Golds.
Responsible Diamond and Gemstone sourcing
All B.P. de Silva Diamonds are from Kimberley-certified mines. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is an international scheme to stop the trade of “conflict Diamonds” and to ensure that Diamond purchases do not finance violence.
As for our vast natural gem library, B.P. de Silva gemmologists and Gem Specialists take special care in sourcing through an established global network. Our Creative Director, Shanya, also aims to one day pilot a line of traceable Ceylon Sapphires, where Sapphires will be traced from mine to market with a unique form of identification.
In 2020, the brand launched and sent a formal Code of Conduct to all its partners to begin deeper conversations around our supply chain goals and get mutual commitment of providing professional and safe work environments for all stakeholders as well as protection of human rights.
Since its founding, B.P’s has always supported various causes. We've made a formal pledge to donate at least 2% of all our sales every year to organisations that share our core values. As a family business, we deeply care about helping families, empowering people, and preserving the environment for our generation, and those to come.
Some of the causes that B.P. de Silva has contributed to may be found here.
150 years in, and generations to come
Becoming a B.Corp certified brand marks a grand chapter in B.P. de Silva’s story, especially on its 150th year; and this is also just the beginning of a meaningful journey into a more thoughtful, conscious future.
“Our journey towards becoming a conscious jewellery company is a marathon with countless decisions ahead, and B.P. de Silva is dedicated to staying intentional. We are building a company that works towards the world we want to see." – Shanya, Creative Director