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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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Industry Event
Responsible Minerals 2020

Join Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director at Responsible Minerals 2020 with Responsible Business Alliance to discuss enhanced efforts around transparency and progressive Due Diligence in the gold sector to support responsible sourcing of gold.

RJC Event
Implementing the SDG Compass – Parts 2 & 3

Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been more critical. This webinar, which focuses on implementing steps 2 and 3 of the SDG compass will provide insight on how a company can define their SDG priorities; explain how you can set your SDG goals; and showcase a real-life example from an RJC member company.

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Gender Equality – Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

RJC members have a crucial role to play in accelerating gender equality throughout the entire watch and jewellery global supply chain. Join us and guest speaker, Aude Coquatrix, Senior Manager at UN Global Compact, as we explore a set of business tools designed to provide practical guidance on implementation and benchmark your organisation’s progress towards achieving a gender-balanced workplace.

Industry Event
European SDG Summit 2020

Join Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director as she discusses the importance of translating shared visions and principles into roadmaps and collaborative actions to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world at the European Roundtable – Sector Sustainability Visions and Roadmaps.

Female ASM worker
RJC Media Release
Joint Call to Industry: Engage with ASM

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has joined a call to action urging the gold and jewellery industry to include Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM) in their sourcing policies and practices.

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SDG 13 Climate Action 2020

Join a panel of sustainability experts and RJC members as they discuss how to engage with climate action. Part of the RJC SDG Roadshow in partnership with United Nations Global Compact.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.