Annual General Meetings
**Upcoming Event** – 23 May 2013 – RJC AGM, Milan, Italy
Kindly hosted by UniCredit Bank.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is delighted to invite all Members to the Annual General Meeting which will take place in Milan, Italy on Thursday, 23 May 2013 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. We also invite all interested stakeholders to attend our Standards Update and Panel Discussion on Responsibility and Assurance in the Jewellery & Watch Industry from 2:30pm.
Events on the day will include:
2:00pm – 2:30pm - RJC Annual General Meeting - For RJC Members
2:30pm – 3:30pm – RJC Standards Update - Open to the Public
The RJC Standards Update will include the following speakers:
- Dr. Fiona Solomon, RJC Director, Standards Development will highlight progress in the RJC Standards program over the last 12 months, including the Code of Practices review and work on responsible sourcing.
- Effie Marinos, Sustainability Manager at SGS will give an auditor perspective on the value of third party assurance for businesses.
- Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President, CIBJO will provide an overview of the value of CSR education to the jewellery industry, and the synergies between CIBJO and RJC.
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Panel Discussion– Responsibility and Assurance in the Jewellery & Watch Industry – Open to the Public
The Panel Discussion will see Industry Leaders convene to discuss responsible business practices and the importance of the RJC Certification system. The speakers include representatives from UniCredit Bank, Italian Ministry of Economic Development, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Confindustria Federorafi , Club degli Orafi,Bulgari Spa, Legor Group, WWF Italy and Progold S.p.A.
Click Here to view the Invitation in English
Click Here to view the Invitation in Italian
2012 Annual General Meeting
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 May 2012 in Paris at the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres & des Perles. RJC Annual General Meeting Programme – 22 May 2012
All resolutions proposed at the AGM were passed. Click here for a copy of the presentation.
The AGM was followed by a Chain of Custody (CoC) update on the implementation for gold and platinum group metals by Charles Chaussepied, Piaget, Co-Chair of RJC Standards Committee, and Dr. Fiona Solomon, Director, Standards Development, RJC. Click here for a copy of the presentation. A report on further consultations with the diamond sector was provided by Derek Palmer, Co-Chair, Diamond Chain of Custody sub-committee.
Following the CoC update, a Leadership Forum took place on the importance and future of responsible business practices, led by Bernadette Pinet-Cuoq, Deputy President, UFBJOP with participants Alan Grieve, Director of Corporate Affairs, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA; Pilar Cabo Coin, Marketing Director, Roberto Coin and Stella Layton,Global CEO, Cookson Precious Metals.
The RJC also acknowledged Dr Matt Runci, who will retire from the role of founding RJC Chairman in December 2012.
In recognition of Dr Runci’s outstanding leadership in the formation, development and current success of the RJC, as well as his overall service to the jewellery industry, RJC has invited its Members to donate funds to the Diamond Development Initiative International (DDI International). Dr Runci serves as Secretary and as a Member of the Board of Directors of DDI. Click here for a copy of the donation form.
All RJC Members are encouraged to help further the important work of DDI International in recognition of Matt’s pivotal contribution to the jewellery industry. “I profoundly thank all those Members who participated in the AGM process, either through their attendance in Paris or by lodging proxies. As a democratic institution ultimately governed by its Members, Member participation in the Council’s AGM is vital. The RJC is very grateful also to the Union Française BJOP for their great support in generously hosting the RJC AGM this year,” said Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.