Code of Practices Review
From July 2012 to November 2013, the RJC is revising the Code of Practices (COP), the standard against which all RJC Members must demonstrate independently verified conformance to achieve Certification. The Code of Practices is the cornerstone of RJC’s Certification program and sets standards for responsible business practices for companies in the jewellery supply chain. These companies operate in a wide range of sectors – from mining through to retail – and in a wide range of geographies. They include small, medium and large businesses. Any business in the gold, diamond or platinum group metals jewellery supply chain is welcome to join the RJC and seek Certification against the RJC Code of Practices.
The RJC undertook to conduct the first formal review of the Code of Practices in 2012, 3 years after its publication. The objectives of the Review are to update the Code of Practices, as well as its supporting documents and training. RJC has logged issues and comments received since the publication of the Code of Practices in 2009 and identified key topics that will be reviewed.
We look forward to your input! Please contact us with comments or questions at any stage in the process.
Comment Period 2 – Proposed Draft Revisions to the Code of Practices – 13 December 2012 – 01 March 2013
- Comment Period 2 sought stakeholder feedback on the proposed Draft Revisions to the COP, available below, during a 12 week public comment period.
- The draft revisions have been developed from:
- Stakeholder comments on a proposed scope for the COP review;
- Review of parallel standards and initiatives;
- RJC’s log of comments and questions from the past 3 years of implementation;
- RJC Standards Committee discussions on a number of key topics.
RJC Code of Practices Review Proposed Draft Revisions to the Code of Practices - Click Here to Download
Comment Report for Comment Period 2 – a summary of all comments received - Click Here to Download
RJC Code of Practices Review Workshops – January to February 2013
During January and February 2013 the RJC conducted consultation workshops in London, Geneva, Antwerp and New York to discuss the proposed revisions to the code and to seek feedback.
For a copy of the Presentation - Click Here
Comment Period 1 – Review of Scope – June 27 to September 10, 2012
The Public Summary, available below, outlines the proposed process, scope and timelines for the COP review and seeks input from all interested stakeholders.
RJC Code of Practices Review – Public Summary - Click Here to Download
Webinar summary - Click Here to Download slides
Comment Report for Comment Period 1 – a summary of all comments received - Click Here to Download