Policies and Legal Status
Anti-trust Policy and Rules
The Council takes all of its legal obligations, including those imposed by competition law, extremely seriously. The Council has adopted Anti-trust Policy and Rules which seek to ensure that the Council and its Members are aware of their competition law obligations and at all times act in accordance with all applicable competition rules. Council Members are required to abide by the Anti-trust Compliance Rules as a condition of Membership.
The Responsible Jewellery Council places a high priority on the protection of confidential information in order to protect the privacy of its Members and employees, and the integrity of the Council. Click here to download the RJC Confidentiality Policy.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is committed to minimising its impact on the environment. As well as the commitment of Council Members to environmental performance through the RJC Principles and Code of Practices, the Council seeks to address environmental issues in its own activities. Click here to download the RJC Environmental Policy.
Logo Guidance Policy
Click here for the rules for use of the Responsible Jewellery Council Logo, Trademarks and Intellectual Property
In 2005, a group of 14 organisations from a cross section of the diamond and gold jewellery business came together to form the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices. These founding organisations were ABN AMRO, BHP Billiton Diamonds, Cartier (part of Richemont), World Jewellery Confederation, Diamond Trading Company (part of De Beers), Diarough, Jewelers of America, National Association of Goldsmiths (UK), Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, Rosy Blue, Signet Group, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Corporation.
In May 2006, the Council held its first Annual General Meeting in London, UK, formalising the Council’s governance structure and processes. Council AGMs have continued to be held in May each year.
In October 2008, the Council adopted the trading name of the Responsible Jewellery Council.
The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices is a private company limited by guarantee with no share capital under the UK Companies Act. It is registered in England and Wales with company number 05449042.