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RJC is the world’s leading standard-setting organisation for the entire jewellery and watch industry.

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Our members are helping to transform supply chains to be more responsible and sustainable – catalysing partnerships, underpinning trust in the global jewellery and watch industry and securing a future that can be treasured for generations to come.

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TRAINING & EVENTS

Insights, learnings and ideas

Share best practices, increase your knowledge, and get involved in transforming the watch and jewellery industry.

Jewellery, Watches and Sustainability

The jewellery and watch industry has a larger ambition to contribute to a better world. For more than 15 years, the industry has been changing the way it does business and transforming global supply chains to be responsible and sustainable. But, there is always more we can do.

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RJC Event
Deepening Consumer Confidence in the Decade of Action

Human rights due diligence in the jewellery and watch supply chain is vital to deepening consumer confidence in our industry. Join us for two panel discussions that will provide leadership and practical tools to apply due diligence in your business operations and supply chain.

05 May 2021
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021

We welcome you to vote on important updates at Responsible Jewellery Council at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

05 May 2021
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Advancing the agenda toward generation equality in the watch and jewellery industry

In partnership with OECD, join leaders and actors throughout the supply chain as they share different perspectives and meaningful actions that are being taken to advance the agenda toward generation equality in the watch and jewellery industry.

30 April 2021

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News & Analysis

Interesting things are happening in Responsible Jewellery

Stay informed and involved with all the latest news and global coverage.

RJC Media Release

RJC joins the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform

Responsible Jewellery Council, the leading sustainability standard-setting organisation for the global jewellery and watch supply chain, has joined the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform. The platform aims to scale business impact by accelerating the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UNGC’s participating companies. It enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth.

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Responsible Jewellery Council Launches SDG Taskforce

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch supply chain, announced today the launch of an SDG Taskforce to create a unified platform to benchmark members’ progress in the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN SDGs are a call to action for all countries, organisations and people to come together in partnership to achieve a more sustainable and fairer future for all. The SDG Taskforce includes 26 leaders of the global jewellery industry together with the representatives of NGOs, other trade organisations and academia who will convene on a regular basis to drive change and track progress throughout the supply chain – from mining to retail.

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WDC and RJC enter cross-membership partnership to increase knowledge-sharing and impact on lives and livelihoods throughout the jewellery supply chain

The World Diamond Council (WDC) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct. The two leading diamond and jewellery industry organisations are dedicated to the adoption of responsible business practices across the supply chain, and this partnership will help increase knowledge-sharing, pilot new initiatives, and increase the positive impact they both make on the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities associated with jewellery, watches and the precious materials from which they are made.

Membership

Wherever you are on your sustainability journey, RJC can support you

Whatever the size of your business and wherever you are in the value chain we want your voice to be heard. As a not-for-profit organisation our scalable membership options are designed to be relevant and affordable for every business – large or small.

Progress Report

Another proud year of progress

Our seventh progress report provides an overview of our commitments and practices, and outlines the main areas of focus in our vision for the future.
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Members

1,256 members – grown from 14 founding members – across 71 countries.

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COP Certification

888 members have achieved Code of Practices Certification.

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COC Certification
101 members have achieved Chain of Custody Certification.

Standards

Your pathway to a sustainable business

RJC is the only ISEAL Full Member for sustainable standards and practices in the jewellery industry. Our Code of Practices standard aligns with the 17 SDGs and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. There are two RJC certification programs available for members.

Partnerships

Emergency action needed for vulnerable artisanal and small-scale mining communities and supply chains

As the corona virus sweeps the globe, affecting the health and lives of millions, the pandemic is wreaking further economic havoc on the lives of artisanal, small scale miners and their communities. Around 83 per cent of the world’s mining workforce relies on these mines for their livelihood. That comes to roughly 40.5 million people. These people were vulnerable before the corona pandemic and even more so now.

We – the undersigned global civil society organizations and community-based associations – are calling for immediate and concerted action from governments, financing institutions, international organizations, private sector actors and others to support artisanal mining communities and to shore up their resilience in this time of corona virus crisis.

Testimonials

What people say about us

I joined the RJC in 2006 to ensure that small businesses were not left behind. I actually found the process way more useful than I ever imagined and it helped me and my business to ‘grow up’. It showed me some things I really needed like procedures and safety guidelines. My little team all worked together to get through it, which helped to empower them too. The RJC team were always there to advise and support along the way.

Harriet Kelsall, Founder and Chair of Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd Tweet

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We’re a team diverse in expertise and united by a shared vision – that one day all jewellery will be responsible jewellery.