RJC is the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry.
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Beauty and sustainability
The jewellery and watch industry has a larger ambition to contribute to a better, fairer world. Since 2005, the industry has shifted sustainability from an afterthought to a major driving force of change. RJC’s standards are at the heart of that change.
RJC’s standards enable companies, from mining to retail, to integrate responsible business practices into their management systems and daily operations. There are two standards available to RJC members: RJC Code of Practices (COP) and RJC Chain of Custody (CoC).
Code of Practices (COP)
Chain of Custody (CoC)
Events & Training
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Our training calendar for 2022 is now completed. Check back in the new year for 2023 events.
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Visit our YouTube channel for video replays of past events and training. You can also find the latest how to video series on the Code of Practices.
Management Systems in 90 seconds
Self-Assessment: How to prepare for your RJC audit
Implementing the 2019 Code of Practices
Ask Me Anything - COP 6 + 7
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The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry, today appointed Melanie Grant as its new executive director. A celebrated thinker, writer and curator, Ms. Grant brings more than 20 years of experience in the watch and jewellery industry’s biggest and most influential outlets. In addition to commissioning and editing luxury content, she brings significant leadership experience to the role.
Birks, one of Canada’s premier wedding and fine jewellery brands, is proud to announce that they have officially become a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
From 7-17 November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27), with a view to build on previous successes and pave the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the climate emergency.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading standards organisation of the global jewellery and watch industry, announced today that its board of directors had appointed Edward Asscher as its Vice Chairman, and appointed Marianne Zani to its board
The gold industry has come together, convened by LBMA and World Gold Council, to sign a Declaration of Responsibility and Sustainability Principles which formally expresses
RJC partners with ISEAL and Bonsucro to enable good practice and learning in due diligence and grievance mechanisms. CEOs and leaders are under increasing pressure